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erect

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of erect

  1. rising straight up <a lone tree remained erect after the terrible tornado had passed> Synonyms perpendicular, plumb, raised, standing, stand-up, upright, upstanding, vertical Related Words elevated, lifted, upended, upraised; semierect; freestanding, stand-alone Near Antonyms prostrate, supine; diagonal, hanging, sagging, slant, slanted, slanting, slanty Antonyms flat, recumbent




erect

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of erect

  1. 1 to fix in an upright position <the tribes of the Pacific Northwest erected totem poles in front of their dwellings> Synonyms pitch, put up, raise, rear, set up, upend, upraise Related Words brace, buttress, prop (up), shore (up), support; boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, up, uphold, uplift Near Antonyms demolish, flatten, knock down, level, raze, tear down

  2. 2 to form by putting together parts or materials <we'd better erect some sort of shelter before these woods are in total darkness> Synonyms assemble, confect, construct, build, fabricate, make, make up, piece, put up, raise, rear, set upRelated Words carpenter, fashion, forge, frame, hammer, handcraft, manufacture, mold, produce, shape; prefabricate; begin, coin, create, generate, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, invent, originate; constitute, establish, father, found, institute, organize; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), design, devise, imagine, think (up); reassemble, rebuild, reconstruct, redevelop, reedify [British], retrofit; jerry-build, rig (up), throw up; combine, uniteNear Antonyms demolish, destroy, devastate, flatten, level, pull down, pulverize, raze, ruin, ruinate, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode; detach, disengage; disconnect, disjoin, disunite, divide, separateAntonyms demount, disassemble, dismantle, dismember, knock down, strike, take down, tear down




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