reconstruct

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re- +‎ construct

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reconstruct (third-person singular simple present reconstructs, present participle reconstructing, simple past and past participle reconstructed)

  1. To construct again; to restore.
    • 2020 July 29, Paul Stephen, “A new collaboration centred on New Street”, in Rail, page 54:
      [...] after the original Victorian station was demolished and then entombed in concrete in the 1960s, Birmingham New Street became a byword for the worst excesses of the much-loathed Brutalist architecture so widely used to reconstruct inner-city post-war Britain.
  2. To attempt to understand an event by recreating or talking through the circumstances.

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