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Verb consist has 4 senses
- dwell, consist, lie, belong, lie in - originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
--1 is one way to exist, be
Something is ----ing PP
- consist - have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in; "The payment consists in food"; "What does love consist in?"
--2 is one way to be
Somebody ----s PP
- consist - be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous; "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"
--3 is one way to match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree
- consist, comprise - be composed of; "The land he conquered comprised several provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?"
--4 is one way to be
Something ----s something