reconstruct

If the verb to "construct" means to build something, then to reconstruct means to build it again. You can reconstruct a building, a city, or even an idea.

If a house is destroyed in a fire, earthquake, or flood, you might try to reconstruct it — or you could build a totally new one. Either way, though, you could still be said to be reconstructing your home. Some buildings were destroyed so long ago that we don't know what they really looked like. The same can be said for whole cities and cultures. Still, archeologists try to reconstruct how those cities and cultures appeared at the time that they were flourishing. Linguists reconstruct long-dead languages. Detectives try to reconstruct crimes in order to figure out who committed them.

Definitions of reconstruct
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v build again

Synonyms:
rebuild
Type of:
build, construct, make
make by combining materials and parts

v do over, as of (part of) a house

Synonyms:
redo, remodel
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v reassemble mentally

reconstruct the events of 20 years ago”
Synonyms:
construct, retrace
Types:
etymologise, etymologize
construct the history of words
Type of:
conjecture, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, suppose, theorise, theorize
to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

v cause somebody to adapt or reform socially or politically

Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v return to its original or usable and functioning condition

Synonyms:
restore
Types:
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decompress, uncompress
restore to its uncompressed form
rehabilitate
help to readapt, as to a former state of health or good repute
rehabilitate
restore to a state of good condition or operation
defibrillate
stop the fibrillation and restore normal contractions, usually by means of electric shocks
reinstate
restore to the previous state or rank
rehabilitate
reinstall politically
Type of:
regenerate, renew
reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new

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