(linguistics) To deduce the form and properties of (a protolanguage or an unattested word) based on evidence from attested languages, such as cognate words.
To cause to adopt a new attitude or outlook.
A diehard traditionalist who could not be reconstructed.
To construct again; rebuild; make over.
Reconstruct Sentence Examples
In 1906 contracts were made to reconstruct some of these lines for electric traction.
Harcourt, as chancellor of the exchequer, availed himself of the opportunity, which a large addition to the navy invited, to reconstruct the death duties.
Of course, we might seek to infer an unwritten tradition of Christ's words; but without pedantic ultra-Protestant devotion to written scripture, one may distrust on scientific grounds the attempt to reconstruct tradition by a process of inference.
Eyre has ingeniously attempted to reconstruct the routes taken by the Australians in their advance across the continent.
The exiled knights made an attempt to reconstruct themselves under the emperor Paul of Russia, but finally the Catholic parent stem of the Order settled in Rome and continues there under papal auspices.