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See definition of erect on Dictionary.com
  • adj.straight up
  • verbbuild; establish

synonyms for erect

  • cocked
  • elevated
  • firm
  • raised
  • standing
  • upright
  • vertical
  • arrect
  • erectile
  • perpendicular
  • rigid
  • stiff
  • upstanding
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antonyms for erect

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  • lowered
  • prone
  • prostrate
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How to use erect in a sentence

Some have become radicalized by the president’s behavior, meeting fire with fire — from erecting guillotines to accosting Senators to defending violent looters as collecting what society owes them.
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The government said the legislation aims to stop the EU erecting trade barriers between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland if no agreement can be reached on future arrangements for the region.
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It would require the region to erect multiple new electric transmission lines through San Diego Gas and Electric territory to power the pumps that get the water where it would need to go.
THE WATER AUTHORITY IS RESURRECTING ITS PIPE DREAM – AGAINMACKENZIE ELMERSEPTEMBER 1, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Like one of Jim Henson’s darker creations, this was a goblin bird with mottled brown feathers puffed out, back hunched, and ear tufts erect and menacing.
THE QUEST TO SNARE—AND SAVE—THE WORLD’S LARGEST OWLJONATHAN SLAGHTAUGUST 28, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
It was where people lived and feasted while they erected Stonehenge.
UNDERGROUND MEGA-MONUMENT FOUND NEAR STONEHENGEAVERY ELIZABETH HURTAUGUST 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
He had seen through a powerful naval glass some figures standing erect and silhouetted against the sky on the parapet.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
And with another bow the man from Paris drew himself erect, turned on his heel, and went jingling and creaking from the room.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Half-fed men would dig for diamonds, and men sheltered by a crazy roof erect the marble walls of palaces.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
I intend to sail for that place in about a month or six weeks, but shall appoint agents in England to erect these engines.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
As she spoke, a handsome man of middle age and erect carriage entered the room.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
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WORDS RELATED TO ERECT

  • compile
  • connect
  • construct
  • contrive
  • erect
  • fabricate
  • fashion
  • fit
  • form
  • join
  • make
  • manufacture
  • model
  • mold
  • piece together
  • produce
  • set up
  • shape
  • unite
  • weld
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