intr.v. con·sist·ed, con·sist·ing, con·sists
1. To be made up or composed: New York City consists of five boroughs. See Usage Note at include.
2. To have a basis; reside or lie: The beauty of the artist's style consists in its simplicity.
3. To be compatible; accord: The information consists with her account.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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