1. originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
(synonym) dwell, lie, belong, lie in
(hypernym) exist, be
2. have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in; "The payment consists in food"; "What does love consist in?"
3. be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous; "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"
(hypernym) match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree
(derivation) consistency, consistence
4. be composed of; "The land he conquered comprised several provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?"