Synonyms of build in English:

build


See US English definition of build

See UK English definition of build

See Spanish definition of construir

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

    ‘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
    build up

    ‘the traffic is steadily building up’


    SYNONYMS
    increase, grow, mount up, intensify, escalate
    strengthen, get stronger
    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
    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

    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

    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