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Definition of "consist" []

  • To be made up or composed: New York City consists of five boroughs. See Usage Note at include. (verb-intransitive)
  • To have a basis; reside or lie: The beauty of the artist's style consists in its simplicity. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be compatible; accord: The information consists with her account. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "consist" in a sentence
  • "Observer: You fail to ask what does the fee simple title consist of."
  • "ED Maven: You fail to ask what does the fee simple title consist of."
  • "A description can be written in English, consist of 517 words, be printed in red ink, and so on."