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Main Entry:consist

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con ˈsist of [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they consist of he/she/it consists of present participle consisting of past tense consisted of past participle consisted of] phrasal verb
to be made of particular parts or things

Breakfast consisted of dry bread and a cup of tea.

This year’s team, coached by Jeff Jackson, consisted entirely of college players.

consist of doing something:

My role seemed to consist of standing and smiling at people.

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Adverbs frequently used with consist of
Thesaurus: to include something or someonesynonym
Main entry: consist

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consist of [phrasal verb]
consist of (something) : to be formed or made up of (specified things or people)

Breakfast consisted of cereal, fruit, and orange juice.

Coal consists mostly of carbon.

His wardrobe consists almost entirely of jeans and T-shirts.

The crowd consisted mainly/largely of teenage girls.

The job mainly consists of classifying evidence.

a museum with a collection consisting entirely of portraits

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Main Entry:consist

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Consist — Con*sist (k[o^]n*s[i^]st ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Consisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consisting}.] [L. consistere to stand still or firm; con + sistere to stand, cause to stand, stare to stand: cf. F. consister. See {Stand}.] 1. To stand firm; to be in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consist in — 1. To inhere in (obsolete) 2. To have as essence 3. To be composed of • • • Main Entry: ↑consist * * * con ˈsist in [transitive] [present tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • consist — is followed by of or in. Consist of means ‘to have as its parts or elements’ (in physical and abstract contexts): • Testing consists of checking that the students can carry out the task by the criteria detailed in the objectives Teaching Clinical …   Modern English usage

  • consist — ► VERB 1) (consist of) be composed of. 2) (consist in) have as an essential feature. ORIGIN Latin consistere stand firm or still, exist …   English terms dictionary

  • consist — [kən sist′] vi. [L consistere, to stand together < com , together + sistere, to place, caus. of stare, to STAND] 1. to be formed or composed (of) [water consists of hydrogen and oxygen] 2. to be contained or inherent (in something) as a cause …   English World dictionary

  • consist — verb add up to, amount to, be composed of, be comprised of, be contained in, be formed of, be made of, be made up of, comprise, consistere, constitute, contain, cover, embody, encompass, enfold, entail, envelop, form, has as a component, have as… …   Law dictionary

  • consist of — index comprehend (include), comprise, constitute (compose), contain (comprise), encompass ( …   Law dictionary

  • consist — 1520s, from M.Fr. consister (14c.) or directly from L. consistere to stand firm, take a standing position, stop, halt, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + sistere to place, causative of stare to be standing (see ASSIST (Cf. assist)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • consist — [v] exist, reside abide, be, be contained in, be expressed by, be found in, dwell, inhere, lie, repose, rest, subsist; concept 539 …   New thesaurus

  • consist of — [v] made up of amount to, be composed of, comprise, contain, embody, include, incorporate, involve; concept 643 …   New thesaurus

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