consister

 /kɔ̃siste/

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Principal Translations/Principales traductions
consister
consister en
vtr indverbe transitif indirect: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet indirect (COI). Ex : "Elle a discuté de ses problèmes."
(être composé de)comprise, include, incorporate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  be comprised of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  consist of vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  be composed of, be made up of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 L'appartement consiste en une chambre, une cuisine et une salle de bain.
 The apartment comprises a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.
consister
consister à
vtr indverbe transitif indirect: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet indirect (COI). Ex : "Elle a discuté de ses problèmes."
(viser à)involve vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  entail vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (formal)consist in vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
 Son projet consiste à fournir de l'eau à toute la région.
 His project involves providing water to the whole region.
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Compound Forms/Formes composées
consister à faire qch consist in doing [sth] v
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