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re·con·struct

 (rē′kən-strŭkt′)
tr.v. re·con·struct·ed, re·con·struct·ing, re·con·structs
1. To construct again; rebuild.
2. To assemble or build again mentally; re-create: reconstructed the sequence of events from the evidence.
3. Linguistics To deduce the form and properties of (a protolanguage or an unattested word) based on evidence from attested languages, such as cognate words.
4. To cause to adopt a new attitude or outlook: a diehard traditionalist who could not be reconstructed.

re′con·struct′i·ble adj.

reconstruct

(ˌriːkənˈstrʌkt)
vb (tr)
1. to construct or form again; rebuild: to reconstruct a Greek vase from fragments.
2. to form a picture of (a crime, past event, etc) by piecing together evidence or acting out a version of what might have taken place
ˌreconˈstructible adj
ˌreconˈstruction n
ˌreconˈstructive, ˌreconˈstructional adj
ˌreconˈstructor n

re•con•struct

(ˌri kənˈstrʌkt)

v.t.
1. to construct again; rebuild; make over.
2. to re-create in the mind or in a simulation from available information: to reconstruct the events of the murder.
[1760–70]
re`con•struct′i•ble, re`con•struc′tive, adj.
re`con•struc′tor, n.

reconstruct


Past participle: reconstructed
Gerund: reconstructing

Imperative
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Present
I reconstruct
you reconstruct
he/she/it reconstructs
we reconstruct
you reconstruct
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Preterite
I reconstructed
you reconstructed
he/she/it reconstructed
we reconstructed
you reconstructed
they reconstructed
Present Continuous
I am reconstructing
you are reconstructing
he/she/it is reconstructing
we are reconstructing
you are reconstructing
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Present Perfect
I have reconstructed
you have reconstructed
he/she/it has reconstructed
we have reconstructed
you have reconstructed
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Past Continuous
I was reconstructing
you were reconstructing
he/she/it was reconstructing
we were reconstructing
you were reconstructing
they were reconstructing
Past Perfect
I had reconstructed
you had reconstructed
he/she/it had reconstructed
we had reconstructed
you had reconstructed
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Future
I will reconstruct
you will reconstruct
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we will reconstruct
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Future Perfect
I will have reconstructed
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we will have reconstructed
you will have reconstructed
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Future Continuous
I will be reconstructing
you will be reconstructing
he/she/it will be reconstructing
we will be reconstructing
you will be reconstructing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reconstructing
you have been reconstructing
he/she/it has been reconstructing
we have been reconstructing
you have been reconstructing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reconstructing
you will have been reconstructing
he/she/it will have been reconstructing
we will have been reconstructing
you will have been reconstructing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reconstructing
you had been reconstructing
he/she/it had been reconstructing
we had been reconstructing
you had been reconstructing
they had been reconstructing
Conditional
I would reconstruct
you would reconstruct
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Past Conditional
I would have reconstructed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.reconstruct - reassemble mentally; "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"
hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, conjecture, theorise, theorize, hypothecate, suppose - to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
etymologise, etymologize - construct the history of words
2.reconstruct - build again; "The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb"
construction, building - the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
build, construct, make - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
3.reconstruct - cause somebody to adapt or reform socially or politically
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
4.reconstruct - return to its original or usable and functioning condition; "restore the forest to its original pristine condition"
decompress, uncompress - restore to its uncompressed form; "decompress data"
regenerate, renew - reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership"
rehabilitate - help to readapt, as to a former state of health or good repute; "The prisoner was successfully rehabilitated"; "After a year in the mental clinic, the patient is now rehabilitated"
rehabilitate - restore to a state of good condition or operation
defibrillate - stop the fibrillation and restore normal contractions, usually by means of electric shocks; "The patient's heart had to be defibrillated to save his life"
reinstate - restore to the previous state or rank
5.reconstruct - do over, as of (part of) a house; "We are remodeling these rooms"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

reconstruct

verb
1. rebuild, reform, restore, recreate, remake, renovate, remodel, re-establish, regenerate, reorganize, reassemble The government must reconstruct the shattered economy.
2. build up a picture of, build up, piece together, deduce, re-enact Elaborate efforts were made to reconstruct what had happened.

reconstruct

verb
To bring back to a previous normal condition:
Translations
يَبْني ثانِيَةً، يُعيد تَمْثيل الجَريمَه
rekonstruovat
rekonstruere
rekonstruál
endurgera
atkūrimasatkurtirekonstrukcijarekonstruoti
atsaukt atmiņā
rekonštruovať
yeniden tasarlamak

reconstruct

[ˈriːkənˈstrʌkt] VT [+ building] → reconstruir; [+ crime, scene of crime] → reconstituir

reconstruct

[ˌriːkənˈstrʌkt] vt
(= rebuild) [+ building, road, city] → reconstruire
(= renew, reinvigorate) [+ economy, country] → rebâtir
(MEDICINE) [+ face, limb, breasts] → reconstruire
(= change) [+ system, policy] → réformer
(= recreate) [+ crime, event] → reconstituer

reconstruct

vtrekonstruieren; cities, buildingwieder aufbauen; to reconstruct one’s life(im Leben) noch einmal von vorn anfangen

reconstruct

[ˌriːkənˈstrʌkt] vtricostruire

reconstruct

(riːkənˈstrakt) verb
to create a complete description or idea, on the basis of certain known facts. Let us try to reconstruct the crime.
ˌreconˈstruction (-ʃən) noun

reconstruct

v. reconstruir, reparar, restablecer.

reconstruct

vt reconstruir
References in classic literature ?
He went out the back way and wandered down the obscure lane grieving, and wondering if any course of future conduct, however discreet and carefully perfected and watched over, could win back his uncle's favor and persuade him to reconstruct once more that generous will which had just gone to ruin before his eyes.
She did not invoke God, we very well know, but she had faith in the genius of evil--that immense sovereignty which reigns in all the details of human life, and by which, as in the Arabian fable, a single pomegranate seed is sufficient to reconstruct a ruined world.
They now knew that it required but one hour to take up arms again and one night to reconstruct the barricades.
The proper aim is to try and reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will be impossible.
Let me hear you reconstruct the man by an examination of it.
And now how was I to proceed to reconstruct this midnight drama?
One of the long envelopes which he had received on the previous night had turned out, on examination, to contain a letter from the editor accepting the story if he would reconstruct certain passages indicated in the margin.
Gazing at him, my imagination could reconstruct the last scene of the drama, the traveller dying of cold and starvation, yet striving to convey to the world the great secret which he had discovered:--the awful loneliness of his death, of which the evidence sat before us.
I am in the position of a biologist who from a single bone must reconstruct not only the appearance of an extinct animal, but its habits.
can easily reconstruct in their minds the aggregate of edifices to which it belonged, and find again entire in it the ancient Gothic place of the fifteenth century.
It is a terrible idea, but it is historic, it is statistic; it is indeed one of those facts which enables an intelligent historian to reconstruct the physiognomy of a special epoch, for it brings out this further point with mathematical accuracy, that the clergy were in those days sixty times richer and more flourishing than the rest of humanity.
Since your imprisonment, books have been forbidden you; so that you are unacquainted with a number of facts, by means of which you would be able to reconstruct the shattered mansion of your recollections and your hopes.