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1. erect

verb. ['ɪˈrɛkt'] construct, build, or erect.

Synonyms

  • make
  • rear
  • put up
  • construct
  • set up
  • build

Antonyms

  • dishonor
  • obscurity
  • prominence
  • running

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Words that Rhyme with Erect

  • teleconnect
  • overprotect
  • interconnect
  • disrespect
  • reinspect
  • misdirect
  • disinfect
  • disconnect
  • reconnect
  • recollect
  • nondirect
  • interject
  • disaffect
  • suspect
  • subject
  • resurrect
  • respect
  • reflect
  • reelect
  • redirect
  • project
  • neglect
  • intersect
  • inspect
  • indirect
  • incorrect
  • expect
  • deflect
  • confect
  • unchecked

Example sentences of the word erect


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Take the ends of the band in each hand and stand erect with your feet hip-width apart.

2. Adjective
The erect varieties are lower in maintenance and recommended for growing in the home garden in Pennsylvania.

3. Noun, singular or mass
For example, begin a neck stretch by sitting erect on a chair.

Quotes containing the word erect


1. You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,"said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be content.
- C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian

2. The magician stood erect, menacing the attackers with demons, metamorphoses, paralyzing ailments, and secret judo holds. Molly picked up a rock.
- Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

3. The boundaries we erect to divide heaven from earth, mind from matter, real from unreal are mere conveniences. Having made the boundaries, we can unmake them just as easily.
- Deepak Chopra, The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want

2. semi-erect

adjective. of plants that are partly erect.

Synonyms

  • vertical
  • erect

Antonyms

  • horizontal
  • inclined
  • unrighteous

3. erect

adjective. ['ɪˈrɛkt'] upright in position or posture.

Synonyms

  • standing
  • rampant
  • stand-up
  • fastigiate
  • rearing
  • posture
  • semi-climbing
  • unbent
  • statant
  • position
  • passant
  • upright
  • semi-upright
  • erectile
  • straight
  • semi-erect
  • attitude
  • orthostatic
  • unbowed

Antonyms

  • gradual
  • crooked
  • nonhierarchical
  • honor

4. erect

adjective. ['ɪˈrɛkt'] of sexual organs; stiff and rigid.

Synonyms

  • tumid

Antonyms

  • horizontal
  • inclined

5. erect

verb. ['ɪˈrɛkt'] cause to rise up.

Synonyms

  • rear
  • elevate
  • prick
  • prick up
  • bring up
  • cock up
  • get up
  • pitch
  • set up
  • lift

Antonyms

  • impermanent
  • irregular
  • controlled
  • scarce
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