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Definition of consist verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

    

consist

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kənˈsɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɪst//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they consist
BrE BrE//kənˈsɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɪst//
 
he / she / it consists
BrE BrE//kənˈsɪsts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɪsts//
 
past simple consisted
BrE BrE//kənˈsɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɪstɪd//
 
past participle consisted
BrE BrE//kənˈsɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɪstɪd//
 
past simple consisting
BrE BrE//kənˈsɪstɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɪstɪŋ//
 
past participle consisting
BrE BrE//kənˈsɪstɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɪstɪŋ//
 
 
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(not used in the progressive tenses) Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘be located or inherent in’): from Latin consistere ‘stand firm or still, exist’, from con- ‘together’ + sistere ‘stand (still)’. Phrasal Verbsconsist in somethingconsist of somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: consist