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Dictionary definition for: Consist

1. (v) originate (in) "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"

2. (v) have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in; "The payment consists in food" "What does love consist in?"

3. (v) be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous; "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"

4. (v) be composed of; "The land he conquered comprised several provinces" "What does this dish consist of?"

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