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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.


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