Synonyms of build in English:

build


See definition of build

verb

1‘a small supermarket had been built’

SYNONYMS

construct, erect, put up, assemble, set up, raise

ANTONYMS

demolish

2‘the kids were building a snowman’

SYNONYMS

make, construct, fabricate, form, manufacture, create, fashion, model, mould, shape, forge

informal knock together

3‘they are building a business strategy for the next decade’

SYNONYMS

establish, found, set up, originate, institute, start, begin, inaugurate, initiate, put in place, constitute, secure


noun

1‘police are looking for a man of slim build’

SYNONYMS

physique, frame, body, figure, form, structure, shape, make-up, formation, stature

proportions

informal chassis, vital statistics


Phrases

    build something in/into

      ‘environmental priorities must be built into all economic decision-making’

      SYNONYMS

      incorporate in, incorporate into, include in, embody in, absorb into, subsume into, assimilate into

      Variant spelling build
    build on

      ‘a case study will be undertaken to build on existing research’

      SYNONYMS

      expand on, enlarge on, develop, elaborate, flesh out, add flesh to, add detail to, embellish, enhance, amplify

      refine, improve, polish, perfect

      Variant spelling build
    build up

      ‘the traffic is steadily building up’

      SYNONYMS

      increase, grow, mount up, intensify, escalate

      strengthen, get stronger

    build something up

      1‘he built up a huge export business’

      SYNONYMS

      establish, set up, form, found, institute, start, begin, bring into being, create, inaugurate, organize

      develop, expand, enlarge

      Variant spelling build

      2‘he built up his stamina by playing football’

      SYNONYMS

      boost, strengthen, increase, improve, invigorate, augment, raise, intensify, enhance, escalate, multiply, swell

      informal

      beef up

      Variant spelling build

      3‘over the years I have built up a collection of around 1,700 prints’

      SYNONYMS

      accumulate, accrue, amass, collect, gather, stockpile, heap up, rack up, run up, scrape together, hoard, lay in, lay up, garner

      British

      tot up