Meaning of consist

Definition of consist

(verb) originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in; "The payment consists in food"; "What does love consist in?"
be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous; "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"
be composed of; "The land he conquered comprised several provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?"

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