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Related to build into: build up, building, built into
build someone into somethingand build someone in
to make a person an integral part of an organization or a plan. The mayor built his cronies into the organizational structure of the town. He built in his relatives as part of the administration.
build something into somethingand build something in
1. to integrate a piece of furniture or an appliance into a building's construction. We will build this cupboard into the wall about here. We are going to build in a chest of drawers. Then we will build another one in.
2. to make a particular quality a basic part of something. We build quality into our cars before we put our name on them. We build in quality.
3. to make a special restriction or specification a part of the plan of something. I built the restriction into our agreement. The lawyer built in the requirement that payments be by certified check.
build something into something
to make a feature part of the design of something We have built new data security into the software design. The schedule has a lot of free time built into it.
To make something or someone an integral part of something: We built overhead lights into the ceiling. The president is building you into the framework of the company.