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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.