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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 of erect perpendicular, plumb, raised, standing, stand-up, upright, upstanding, vertical Words Related to erect elevated, lifted, upended, upraised; semierect; freestanding, stand-alone Near Antonyms of erect prostrate, supine; diagonal, hanging, sagging, slant, slanted, slanting, slanty Antonyms of erect 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 of erect pitch, put up, raise, rear, set up, upend, upraise Words Related to erect 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 of erect 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 of erect assemble, confect, construct, build, fabricate, make, make up, piece, put up, raise, rear, set upWords Related to erect 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 of erect demolish, destroy, devastate, flatten, level, pull down, pulverize, raze, ruin, ruinate, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode; detach, disengage; disconnect, disjoin, disunite, divide, separateAntonyms of erect demount, disassemble, dismantle, dismember, knock down, strike, take down, tear down


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