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.

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

  2. constitute(Verb)

    To make up; to compose; to form.

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

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

  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.

    Etymology: * 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

    Etymology: [L. constitutus, p. p. of constiture to constitute; con- + statuere to place, set, fr. status station, fr. stare to stand. See Stand.]

  2. Constitute(verb)

    to make up; to compose; to form

    Etymology: [L. constitutus, p. p. of constiture to constitute; con- + statuere to place, set, fr. status station, fr. stare to stand. See Stand.]

  3. Constitute(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. constitutus, p. p. of constiture to constitute; con- + statuere to place, set, fr. status station, fr. stare to stand. See Stand.]

  4. Constitute(noun)

    an established law

    Etymology: [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 an element of a constitution.

    They did ensure to constitute all human rights as an element of the constitution.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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  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. Charles Scribner, Jr.:

    Beyond the formative effects of reading on the individuals composing society, the fact that they have read the same books gives them experiences and ideas in common. These constitute a kind of shorthand of ideas which helps make communication quicker and more efficient. That is what we mean when we say figuratively of another person, We speak the same language.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Indeed, the lawmakers constitute the law; however, the law overcomes and regulates all institutions of the state, and even lawmakers stay themselves under that as well.

  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. Robert Wallack:

    Considering Mr. Shields’ addiction what does that say about Ms. Frankel’s parenting that she would allow this person to care for her daughter? This doesn’t just constitute a lapse in judgment this was just downright dangerous parenting.

  5. Rafael Poveda:

    We have made the decision that mining constitutes a central axis of our development plans, we want mining to constitute the axis which will allow us to improve living conditions for communities and 15 million Ecuadorians.

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  • تشكلArabic
  • 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
  • 构成Chinese

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