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CONSIST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does consist mean? 

CONSIST (verb)
  The verb CONSIST has 4 senses:

1. originate (in)
2. have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in
3. be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous
4. be composed of

  Familiarity information: CONSIST used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONSIST (verb)


Sense 1consist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Originate (in)

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

consist; lie in; belong; dwell; lie

Context example:

The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country

Hypernyms (to "consist" is one way to...):

be; exist (have an existence, be extant)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "consist"):

inhere (be inherent in something)

appertain; pertain (be a part or attribute of)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2consist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context examples:

The payment consists in food / What does love consist in?

Hypernyms (to "consist" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3consist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end

Hypernyms (to "consist" is one way to...):

agree; check; correspond; fit; gibe; jibe; match; tally (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 4consist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be composed of

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

comprise; consist

Context examples:

The land he conquered comprised several provinces / What does this dish consist of?

Hypernyms (to "consist" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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