What does constitute mean?

Definitions for constitute
ˈkɒn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyutcon·sti·tute

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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

  5. 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

  1. Constitute

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. constitute

    To compose or form.

    It did constitute easily and efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  
  2. constitute

    To create law.

    They did constitute the documents easily and efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  
  3. constitute

    To form part of a constitution.

    They did constitute human rights as part of the constitution.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of constitute in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of constitute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of constitute in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Shalett:

    One of the key things the December selloff did was it priced a materially reduced set of earnings expectations for 2019. As a result, investors are going to be somewhat forgiving of companies who either miss estimates or are somewhat tentative in their guidance because they are now expecting that, any companies that talk about 2019 being just as good as 2018 or even sequentially a lot better are going to constitute an upside surprise.

  2. Margaret Fuller:

    It does not follow because many books are written by persons born in America that there exists an American literature. Books which imitate or represent the thoughts and life of Europe do not constitute an American literature. Before such can exist, an original idea must animate this nation and fresh currents of life must call into life fresh thoughts along the shore.

  3. Judge Chaipawat Chaya-anandpat:

    The news presented by Reuters news agency does not appear to be false or constitute to causing panic or affecting national security.

  4. Henry Anatole Grunwald:

    Home is the wallpaper above the bed, the family dinner table, the church bells in the morning, the bruised shins of the playground, the small fears that come with dusk, the streets and squares and monuments and shops that constitute one's first universe.

  5. Henry James:

    The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implications of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern, the condition of feeling life in general so completely that you are well on your way to knowing any particular corner of it --this cluster of gifts may almost be said to constitute experience.

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Translations for constitute

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

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