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con·sist

 (kən-sĭst′)
intr.v. con·sist·ed, con·sist·ing, con·sists
1. To be made up or composed: New York City consists of five boroughs. See Usage Note at include.
2. To have a basis; reside or lie: The beauty of the artist's style consists in its simplicity.
3. To be compatible; accord: The information consists with her account.

[Latin cōnsistere, to stand still, to be composed of : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + sistere, to cause to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

consist

(kənˈsɪst)
vb (intr)
1. (foll by of) to be composed (of); be formed (of): syrup consists of sugar and water.
2. (foll by: in or of) to have its existence (in); lie (in); be expressed (by): his religion consists only in going to church.
3. to be compatible or consistent; accord
[C16: from Latin consistere to halt, stand firm, from sistere to stand, cause to stand; related to stāre to stand]

con•sist

(kənˈsɪst)

v.i.
1. to be made up or composed (usu. fol. by of): This cake consists mainly of sugar, flour, and butter.
2. to be comprised or contained (usu. fol. by in): The charm of Paris does not consist only in its beauty.
3. to be compatible, consistent, or harmonious (usu. fol. by with).
4. Archaic. to exist together.
[1520–30; < Latin consistere to stand together, stand firm =con- con- + sistere to cause to stand, reduplicative v. akin to stāre to stand]

consist


Past participle: consisted
Gerund: consisting

Imperative
consist
consist
Present
I consist
you consist
he/she/it consists
we consist
you consist
they consist
Preterite
I consisted
you consisted
he/she/it consisted
we consisted
you consisted
they consisted
Present Continuous
I am consisting
you are consisting
he/she/it is consisting
we are consisting
you are consisting
they are consisting
Present Perfect
I have consisted
you have consisted
he/she/it has consisted
we have consisted
you have consisted
they have consisted
Past Continuous
I was consisting
you were consisting
he/she/it was consisting
we were consisting
you were consisting
they were consisting
Past Perfect
I had consisted
you had consisted
he/she/it had consisted
we had consisted
you had consisted
they had consisted
Future
I will consist
you will consist
he/she/it will consist
we will consist
you will consist
they will consist
Future Perfect
I will have consisted
you will have consisted
he/she/it will have consisted
we will have consisted
you will have consisted
they will have consisted
Future Continuous
I will be consisting
you will be consisting
he/she/it will be consisting
we will be consisting
you will be consisting
they will be consisting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been consisting
you have been consisting
he/she/it has been consisting
we have been consisting
you have been consisting
they have been consisting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been consisting
you will have been consisting
he/she/it will have been consisting
we will have been consisting
you will have been consisting
they will have been consisting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been consisting
you had been consisting
he/she/it had been consisting
we had been consisting
you had been consisting
they had been consisting
Conditional
I would consist
you would consist
he/she/it would consist
we would consist
you would consist
they would consist
Past Conditional
I would have consisted
you would have consisted
he/she/it would have consisted
we would have consisted
you would have consisted
they would have consisted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.consist - originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
exist, be - have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"
2.consist - have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in; "The payment consists in food"; "What does love consist in?"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
3.consist - be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous; "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
4.consist - be composed of; "The land he conquered comprised several provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"

consist

verb
consist in something lie in, involve, reside in, be expressed by, subsist, be found or contained in His work as a consultant consists in advising foreign companies.
consist of something be made up of, include, contain, incorporate, amount to, comprise, be composed of My diet consisted almost exclusively of fruit.

consist

verb
1. To have an inherent basis:
2. To be compatible or in correspondence:
Informal: jibe.
Archaic: quadrate.
Translations
يَتَكَوَّن مِن
skládatskládat sesouprava
bestå af
koostua
samanstandasamanstanda af
konsistencijasusidėtitankumastirštumas
sastāvēt
biti sestavljen
vara
…-den oluşmak

consist

[kənˈsɪst] VI to consist ofconstar de, consistir en
to consist in sth/in doing sthconsistir en algo/en hacer algo

consist

[kənˈsɪst] vi
to consist of [+ several things] → se composer de
The band consists of three guitarists and a drummer → Le groupe est composé de trois guitaristes et un batteur.; [+ single thing] → consister en
Breakfast consisted of a slice of toast → Le petit déjeuner consistait en une tranche de pain grillé.

consist

vi
(= be composed) to consist ofbestehen aus
(= have as its essence) to consist in somethingin etw (dat)bestehen; his happiness consists in helping otherssein Glück besteht darin, anderen zu helfen

consist

[kənˈsɪst] vi to consist ofessere composto/a di, constare di
to consist in sth/in doing sth → consistere in qc/nel fare qc

consist

(kənˈsist) verb
(with of) to be composed or made up. The house consists of six rooms.
conˈsistency noun
the degree of thickness or firmness. of the consistency of dough.

consist

vt. consistir; estar formado de; constar de.
References in classic literature ?
When a family is complete, it consists of freemen and slaves; but as in every subject we should begin with examining into the smallest parts of which it consists, and as the first and smallest parts of a family are the master and slave, the husband and wife, the father and child, let us first inquire into these three, what each of them may be, and what they ought to be; that is to say, the herile, the nuptial, and the paternal.
If a faction consists of less than a majority, relief is supplied by the republican principle, which enables the majority to defeat its sinister views by regular vote.
Does the advantage consist in the substitution of representatives whose enlightened views and virtuous sentiments render them superior to local prejudices and schemes of injustice?
A Sentence or Phrase is a composite significant sound, some at least of whose parts are in themselves significant; for not every such group of words consists of verbs and nouns--'the definition of man,' for example - -but it may dispense even with the verb.
No law in that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only of two and twenty.
As to their military affairs, they boast that the king's army consists of a hundred and seventy-six thousand foot, and thirty-two thousand horse: if that may be called an army, which is made up of tradesmen in the several cities, and farmers in the country, whose commanders are only the nobility and gentry, without pay or reward.
I am as heartily sorry as any of my readers can possibly be, that such an occasion was given: but this prince happened to be so curious and inquisitive upon every particular, that it could not consist either with gratitude or good manners, to refuse giving him what satisfaction I was able.
But the whole, to continue the same metaphor, consists in the cookery of the author; for, as Mr Pope tells us--
In like manner, the excellence of the mental entertainment consists less in the subject than in the author's skill in well dressing it up.
The work of rearing young, green Martians consists solely in teaching them to talk, and to use the weapons of warfare with which they are loaded down from the very first year of their lives.
Thought" in the narrower sense is that form of consciousness which consists in "ideas" as opposed to impressions or mere memories.
Realists, on the other hand, as a rule, suppress the content, and maintain that a thought consists either of act and object alone, or of object alone.