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’
    • ‘Tympanoplasty is a surgical procedure done to reconstruct the ear bone system to improve the hearing abilities in a person.’
    • ‘Builders will be tackling the ruined presbytery, repairing windows and reconstructing the roof.’
    • ‘He has also followed their fortunes in the post-war period, showing how they rehabilitated their careers and reconstructed their network of activities.’
    • ‘Doctors had to insert metal plates into the sides of his face to reconstruct his jaw because it was so badly damaged.’
    • ‘Repairs to Fifth Street were expected to take a month or two, to reconstruct the destroyed roadway and sidewalks.’
    • ‘In February 1950, a three-year renovation project reconstructing the cellblock was completed in the South Cellhouse.’
    • ‘Much technology was lost, destroyed in rioting and chaos, and reconstructing it would be the work of generations.’
    • ‘I accidentally deleted this posting and had to reconstruct it.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What must be done now is to expedite efforts to reconstruct the country and restore security there.’
    • ‘‘We are desilting drains wherever necessary and reconstructing the retaining walls of damaged and collapsed storm water drains,’ said Mr Gowda.’
    • ‘After being destroyed by fire, it was reconstructed in A.D. 200 and had a capacity for 250,000 spectators.’
    • ‘But fortunately, for Mozambique, the war ended, and people began reconstructing the country and rebuilding their lives.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A civil affairs official said the government was speeding ahead with plans to reconstruct the heavily damaged city.’
    • ‘This article will discuss the rehabilitation required following surgery to reconstruct this ligament.’
    • ‘Instead of boarding, the ceiling was reconstructed using 1.5in thick plaster on mesh as a fire retardant.’
    • ‘They also gave food and material aid to as many as 10,269 people to help reconstruct destroyed homes.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 Reorganize (something)
      ‘later emperors reconstructed the army’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      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’
      • ‘The microprocessor can be linked to a computer loaded with software that can read and analyze the collected material and reconstruct the accident.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘There are countless untold and newly reconstructed stories.’
      • ‘He carefully reconstructs Goodwin's early life, including doing extensive research on his roots in England.’
      • ‘Journalists, novelists, poets, playwrights, historians, and film-makers have all reconstructed the affair and put it to various uses.’
      • ‘Although this system was designed to reconstruct mishaps, the information recorded can be extracted on a routine basis.’
      • ‘Geologists have devised a number of clever ways to reconstruct the past movements of tectonic plates.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Gently engage the child in conversation or activities that draw out and reconstruct what happened.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In addition, he notes that the system could be used to reconstruct accidents, helping the police determine who or what was to blame.’
      • ‘He argued the court had erred in disagreeing with experts who had reconstructed the accident.’
      • ‘The old town of Warsaw has been painstakingly reconstructed from photographs, down to the most minute detail.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Here the artist offers us just enough evidence to let us reconstruct cause and, perhaps, intention.’
      • ‘It dramatically reconstructs the Games of 448BC and examines the philosophies behind the Games and their importance to future generations.’
      • ‘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/