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  

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. A. W. Tozer:

    One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.

  2. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    The impending weather conditions constitute an imminent hazard, which threatens and presently endangers the health, safety, and resources of the residents of Ocean County, Atlantic County and Cape May County.

  3. Junius:

    One precedent creates another and they soon accumulate and constitute law. What yesterday was a fact, today is doctrine.

  4. Fatou Bensouda:

    These were sites dedicated to religion and historic monuments and did not constitute military objectives.

  5. James Grayson:

    These groups constitute a rather small number of people, but because of their nature( they) attract a lot of media attention.

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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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