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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Erect \E*rect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Erected; p. pr. & vb. n. Erecting.] 1. To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise; as, to erect a pole, a flagstaff, a monument, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. To raise, as a building; to build; to construct; as, to erect a house or a fort; to set up; to put together the component parts of, as of a machine. [1913 Webster] 3. To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify. [1913 Webster] That didst his state above his hopes erect. --Daniel. [1913 Webster] I, who am a party, am not to erect myself into a judge. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. To animate; to encourage; to cheer. [1913 Webster] It raiseth the dropping spirit, erecting it to a loving complaisance. --Barrow. [1913 Webster] 5. To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like. "To erect conclusions." --Sir T. Browne. "Malebranche erects this proposition." --Locke. [1913 Webster] 6. To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute. "To erect a new commonwealth." --Hooker. [1913 Webster] Erecting shop (Mach.), a place where large machines, as engines, are put together and adjusted. Syn: To set up; raise; elevate; construct; build; institute; establish; found. [1913 Webster]