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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon′stit-ūt, v.t. to set up: to establish: to form or compose: to appoint: to determine.—n. Constit′uency, the whole body of voters for a member of parliament.—adj. Constit′uent, constituting or forming: essential: elemental: component.—n. an essential or elemental part: one of those who elect a representative, esp. in parliament.—n. Constitū′tion, the act of constituting: the natural condition of body or mind: disposition: a system of laws and customs established by the sovereign power of a state for its own guidance: the established form of government: a particular law or usage.—adj. Constitū′tional, inherent in the natural frame: natural: agreeable to the constitution or frame of government: essential: legal: of a sovereign who rules subject to fixed laws.—n. a walk for the sake of one's health.—v.t. Constitū′tionalise, to make constitutional.—ns. Constitū′tionalism, adherence to the principles of the constitution; Constitū′tionalist, Constitū′tionist, one who favours the constitution; Constitutional′ity, the state or quality of being constitutional.—adv. Constitū′tionally.—adj. Con′stitutive, that constitutes or establishes: having power to enact, &c.: essential. [L. constituĕre, constitutum, from con, together, and statuĕre, to make to stand, to place.]
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
The numerical value of constitute in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of constitute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- съставям, основавам, образувам, учредявамBulgarian
- tvořit, ustavitCzech
- konstituieren, erzeugen, bilden, ernennen, errichten, ausmachen, einsetzen, festsetzen, begründenGerman
- muodostaa, perustaa, ollaFinnish
- गठित करनाHindi
- 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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