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Definition of erect:

  1. Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed.
  2. Directed upward; raised; uplifted.
  3. Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.
  4. Standing upright, with reference to the earth's surface, or to the surface to which it is attached.
  5. To animate; to encourage; to cheer.
  6. To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.
  7. To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise; as, to erect a pole, a flagstaff, a monument, etc.
  8. To raise, as a building; to build; to construct; as, to erect a house or a fort; to set up; to put together the component parts of, as of a machine.
  9. To rise upright.
  10. To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like.
  11. To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.
  12. Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect.
  13. Watchful; alert.

Synonyms:

conjure up, go up, inaugurate, rig, construct, install, make, suffer, orotund, put forward, provide, rigid, bear, levy, intumescent, put in, orthostatic, endure, effect, stomach, set up, unyielding, farm, prove, rampant, grow, stick out, declamatory, just, standing up, set off, nurture, kindle, fastigiate, call down, conjure, upgrade, lay out, promote, ready, found, rise up, stir, uprear, arouse, ensnare, raise, tack, provoke, form, tolerate, trigger, fix, raised, rock-hard, prepare, effectuate, straight, start off, put together, firm, rear, invent, put, kick upstairs, plumb, rearing, resurrect, set, extend, contribute, upright, produce, bring about, bombastic, instal, good, entrap, create, abide, on your feet, hard, fire, establish, unbowed, upstanding, spreadeagled, brook, can, tumescent, frame, tumid, elicit, gear up, build, launch, inflexible, standing, arrange, piece, parent, unbent, digest, evoke, tin, unsloped, solid, horizontal, put up, erectile, domiciliate, knee-deep, leaven, post, impenetrable, stand-up, catalyze, on tiptoe(s), puffy, vertical, packed, nominate, advance, call forth, support, offer, (with) arms akimbo, enkindle, statant, stand, get up, straight-backed, assemble, pitch, stiff, large, recruit, house, passant, order, bring up, turgid, enhance, throw up, invoke, tack together.

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