Definitions for constituteˈkɒn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. appoint, name, nominate, constitute(verb)

    create and charge with a task or function

    "nominate a committee"

  3. 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"

  4. establish, found, plant, constitute, institute(verb)

    set up or lay the groundwork for

    "establish a new department"

Wiktionary

  1. constitute(Verb)

    To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.

    Laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority.-- Jeremy Taylor.

  2. constitute(Verb)

    To make up; to compose; to form.

    Truth and reason constitute that intellectual gold that defies destruction.--Johnson.

  3. constitute(Verb)

    To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower.

    Me didst Thou constitute a priest of thine.-- William Wordsworth.

  4. Origin: * From Latin constitutum, past participle of constituere. Constructed from the prefix con- and statuere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Constitute(verb)

    to cause to stand; to establish; to enact

  2. Constitute(verb)

    to make up; to compose; to form

  3. Constitute(verb)

    to appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower

  4. Constitute(noun)

    an established law

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'constitute' in Verbs Frequency: #488


Translations for constitute

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • съставям, основавам, образувам, учредявамBulgarian
  • tvořit, ustavitCzech
  • konstituieren, erzeugen, bilden, ernennen, errichten, ausmachen, einsetzen, festsetzen, begründenGerman
  • muodostaa, perustaa, ollaFinnish
  • constituerFrench
  • היווהHebrew
  • nominare, costituire, creare, deputare, rappresentare, formareItalian
  • 선출하다, 구성하다, 설립하다, 이루다, 제정하다Korean
  • составлятьRussian
  • utgöraSwedish
  • tayin etmek, seçmek, teşkil etmek, oluşturmak, atamak, oluşmak, meydana getirmekTurkish
  • cấu thànhVietnamese

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