Definitions for constituteˈkɒn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut
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constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be(verb)
form or compose
"This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"
appoint, name, nominate, constitute(verb)
create and charge with a task or function
"nominate a committee"
form, constitute, make(verb)
to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
"The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
establish, found, plant, constitute, institute(verb)
set up or lay the groundwork for
"establish a new department"
To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.
Laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority.-- Jeremy Taylor.
To make up; to compose; to form.
Truth and reason constitute that intellectual gold that defies destruction.--Johnson.
To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower.
Me didst Thou constitute a priest of thine.-- William Wordsworth.
Origin: * From Latin constitutum, past participle of constituere. Constructed from the prefix con- and statuere.
to cause to stand; to establish; to enact
to make up; to compose; to form
to appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower
an established law
Origin: [L. constitutus, p. p. of constiture to constitute; con- + statuere to place, set, fr. status station, fr. stare to stand. See Stand.]
Constitute (verb) to make up or form something.
Constitute to be equivalent to something. To be proportionate to something like players in baseball team.
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Rank popularity for the word 'constitute' in Verbs Frequency: #488
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Neither should constitute a crime.
, that could constitute a trigger for such an event.
Two people’s actions do not constitute a whole population’s actions.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forebearing.
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- съставям, основавам, образувам, учредявамBulgarian
- tvořit, ustavitCzech
- konstituieren, erzeugen, bilden, ernennen, errichten, ausmachen, einsetzen, festsetzen, begründenGerman
- muodostaa, perustaa, ollaFinnish
- nominare, costituire, creare, deputare, rappresentare, formareItalian
- 선출하다, 구성하다, 설립하다, 이루다, 제정하다Korean
- tayin etmek, seçmek, teşkil etmek, oluşturmak, atamak, oluşmak, meydana getirmekTurkish
- cấu thànhVietnamese
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