Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb consist

4 senses of consist

Sense 1
dwell, consist, lie, lie in -- (originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country")
       => exist, be -- (have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?")

Sense 2
consist -- (have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in; "The payment consists in food"; "What does love consist in?")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
consist -- (be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous; "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end")
       => match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree -- (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun")

Sense 4
consist, comprise -- (be composed of; "The land he conquered comprised several provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

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