Definition of reconstruct in English:

reconstruct

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Build or form (something) again after it has been damaged or destroyed.

    ‘a small area of painted Roman plaster has been reconstructed’
    • ‘What must be done now is to expedite efforts to reconstruct the country and restore security there.’
    • ‘I accidentally deleted this posting and had to reconstruct it.’
    • ‘Doctors had to insert metal plates into the sides of his face to reconstruct his jaw because it was so badly damaged.’
    • ‘A civil affairs official said the government was speeding ahead with plans to reconstruct the heavily damaged city.’
    • ‘Builders will be tackling the ruined presbytery, repairing windows and reconstructing the roof.’
    • ‘Repairs to Fifth Street were expected to take a month or two, to reconstruct the destroyed roadway and sidewalks.’
    • ‘After being destroyed by fire, it was reconstructed in A.D. 200 and had a capacity for 250,000 spectators.’
    • ‘He has also followed their fortunes in the post-war period, showing how they rehabilitated their careers and reconstructed their network of activities.’
    • ‘But fortunately, for Mozambique, the war ended, and people began reconstructing the country and rebuilding their lives.’
    • ‘In February 1950, a three-year renovation project reconstructing the cellblock was completed in the South Cellhouse.’
    • ‘This article will discuss the rehabilitation required following surgery to reconstruct this ligament.’
    • ‘They also gave food and material aid to as many as 10,269 people to help reconstruct destroyed homes.’
    • ‘Much technology was lost, destroyed in rioting and chaos, and reconstructing it would be the work of generations.’
    • ‘Instead of boarding, the ceiling was reconstructed using 1.5in thick plaster on mesh as a fire retardant.’
    • ‘Back in 1988, after that infamous tackle, he had to rebuild his career following a two-year hiatus once surgeons had reconstructed his right knee.’
    • ‘In less than a year, people here have reconstructed their lives and are now beginning to rebuild a new future.’
    • ‘She would remain lost until, almost three thousand years later, modern Egyptologists reconstructed her damaged inscriptions and restored her to her rightful dynastic place.’
    • ‘He emphasized the city could spend its money more effectively by focusing on the deeper issues underlying common complaints, for example by reconstructing roads instead of repairing potholes.’
    • ‘‘We are desilting drains wherever necessary and reconstructing the retaining walls of damaged and collapsed storm water drains,’ said Mr Gowda.’
    • ‘Tympanoplasty is a surgical procedure done to reconstruct the ear bone system to improve the hearing abilities in a person.’
    1. 1.1 Reorganize (something)
      ‘later emperors reconstructed the army’
      • ‘Herriot had reconstructed the party from the bottom up, from its local committees and regional federations, in preparation for a revival of the old formula of republican concentration.’
      • ‘Planning permission was approved by the newly reconstructed commission; legal challenges have ensued.’
      • ‘Dewey wanted to reconstruct philosophy to be a force of social reform and was personally involved in projects designed to bring about concrete changes in society.’
      • ‘The Habsburg emperors had no consistent plan for reconstructing their government.’
      • ‘The reconstructed army and police force, who recently refused to fight insurgency, cannot resolve the law and order problem.’
      • ‘It blossomed during the inter-war period when numerous accountants were engaged to help reconstruct and reorganize British industry.’
      rebuild, restore, renovate, recreate, remake, reassemble, remodel, refashion, revamp, recondition, refurbish
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    2. 1.2 Form an impression, model, or re-enactment of (a past event or thing) from the available evidence.
      ‘from copies of correspondence it is possible to reconstruct the broad sequence of events’
      • ‘Geologists have devised a number of clever ways to reconstruct the past movements of tectonic plates.’
      • ‘From this, the experts have been able to reconstruct a three-dimensional computer model of what the forum - twice the size of the tribunal at Pompeii - would have looked like.’
      • ‘From our talks with the victims and their neighbours in almost every riot-hit spot, we could reconstruct the sequence of events, which followed a stereotyped pattern everywhere.’
      • ‘He carefully reconstructs Goodwin's early life, including doing extensive research on his roots in England.’
      • ‘It dramatically reconstructs the Games of 448BC and examines the philosophies behind the Games and their importance to future generations.’
      • ‘He argued the court had erred in disagreeing with experts who had reconstructed the accident.’
      • ‘Journalists, novelists, poets, playwrights, historians, and film-makers have all reconstructed the affair and put it to various uses.’
      • ‘The old town of Warsaw has been painstakingly reconstructed from photographs, down to the most minute detail.’
      • ‘Paleontologists who work on relatively recent fossils have developed approaches to reconstructing past climates and environments.’
      • ‘Wildlife biologist Bruce Hampton carefully reconstructs the history of salmon, beginning 50 million years ago when salmon first evolved.’
      • ‘Here the artist offers us just enough evidence to let us reconstruct cause and, perhaps, intention.’
      • ‘He painstakingly reconstructs the author's life, from his youth in America to his later years in England when he was at the height of his fame.’
      • ‘Although this system was designed to reconstruct mishaps, the information recorded can be extracted on a routine basis.’
      • ‘Gently engage the child in conversation or activities that draw out and reconstruct what happened.’
      • ‘In addition, he notes that the system could be used to reconstruct accidents, helping the police determine who or what was to blame.’
      • ‘The microprocessor can be linked to a computer loaded with software that can read and analyze the collected material and reconstruct the accident.’
      • ‘Using extensive interviews with survivors on both sides, as well as after-action reports by the U.S. Army itself, he reconstructs the battle with cold-blooded precision.’
      • ‘There are countless untold and newly reconstructed stories.’
      • ‘He may then be obliged to reconstruct a past event, of which he has no memory, by references or deductions from the information provided to him.’
      • ‘Fortunately, Mr. Cohen was able to reconstruct what had happened via official U.S. war crimes investigation reports, only recently made available.’
      recreate, build up a impression of, build up a picture of, form a impression of, form a picture of, piece together, re-enact, build up
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Pronunciation

reconstruct

/riːkənˈstrʌkt/