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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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