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.
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.
3. To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.
That didst his state above his hopes erect. --Daniel.
I, who am a party, am not to erect myself into a judge. --Dryden.
4. To animate; to encourage; to cheer.
It raiseth the dropping spirit, erecting it to a loving complaisance. --Barrow.
5. To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like. “To erect conclusions.” --Sir T. Browne. “Malebranche erects this proposition.”
6. To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute. “To erect a new commonwealth.”
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.