reconstruct etymology

English word reconstruct comes from English construct, English re-

Detailed word origin of reconstruct

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
construct English (eng) (genetics) A segment of nucleic acid, created artificially, for transplantation into a target cell or tissue.. A concept or model.. Something constructed from parts. (transitive) To build (a sentence, an argument, etc.) by arranging words or ideas.. (transitive) To build or form (something) by assembling parts.. (transitive, geometry) To draw (a geometric figure) by following precise [...]
re- English (eng) A completive or intensification of the base; up, a-, out. Again, anew. Back, backward.
reconstruct English (eng) To attempt to understand an event by recreating or talking through the circumstances.. To construct again; to restore.

Words with the same origin as reconstruct

Descendants of construct
Descendants of re-
reborn rebuild recall recognize reconsider reconstruction recover recreate redo refill relay release remark reopen repair replace replacement reschedule reset resign resort rethink retire rewind rewrite