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con·sti·tute

 (kŏn′stĭ-to͞ot′, -tyo͞ot′)
tr.v. con·sti·tut·ed, con·sti·tut·ing, con·sti·tutes
1.
a. To be the elements or parts of; compose: Copper and tin constitute bronze.
b. To amount to; equal: "Rabies is transmitted through a bite; ... patting a rabid animal in itself does not constitute exposure" (Malcolm W. Browne).
2.
a. To set up or establish according to law or provision: a body that is duly constituted under the charter.
b. To found (an institution, for example).
c. To enact (a law or regulation).
3. To appoint to an office, dignity, function, or task; designate.

[Middle English constituten, from Latin cōnstituere, cōnstitūt-, to set up : com-, com- + statuere, to set up; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

con′sti·tut′er, con′sti·tu′tor n.

constitute

(ˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt)
vb (tr)
1. to make up; form; compose: the people who constitute a jury.
2. to appoint to an office or function: a legally constituted officer.
3. to set up (a school or other institution) formally; found
4. (Law) law to give legal form to (a court, assembly, etc)
5. (Law) law obsolete to set up or enact (a law)
[C15: from Latin constituere, from com- (intensive) + statuere to place]
ˈconstiˌtuter, ˈconstiˌtutor n

con•sti•tute

(ˈkɒn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut)

v.t. -tut•ed, -tut•ing.
1. to compose; form: mortar constituted of lime and sand.
2. to appoint to an office or function: He was constituted treasurer.
3. to establish, as a law.
4. to give legal form to.
5. to create or be tantamount to: Imports constitute a challenge to local goods.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin constitūtus, past participle of constituere; see constituent]

constitute

, constitution - Constitute can mean "make laws" and a constitution is a "how-to" document for a government or organization.
See also related terms for laws.

constitute

To provide the legal authority for the existence of a new unit of the Armed Services. The new unit is designated and listed, but it has no specific existence until it is activated. See also commission.

constitute


Past participle: constituted
Gerund: constituting

Imperative
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Present
I constitute
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Preterite
I constituted
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Present Continuous
I am constituting
you are constituting
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Present Perfect
I have constituted
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Past Continuous
I was constituting
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Past Perfect
I had constituted
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Future
I will constitute
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be constituting
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been constituting
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been constituting
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Conditional
I would constitute
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.constitute - 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"
make - constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man"
compose - form the substance of; "Greed and ambition composed his personality"
form, constitute, make - to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
straddle, range - range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants straddle the entire state"
fall into, fall under - be included in or classified as; "This falls under the rubric 'various'"
pose, present - introduce; "This poses an interesting question"
supplement - serve as a supplement to; "Vitamins supplemented his meager diet"
2.constitute - create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"
institute, establish, found, plant, constitute - set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
pack - set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome; "pack a jury"
co-opt - appoint summarily or commandeer; "The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups"
3.constitute - to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
constitute, make up, comprise, be, represent - 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"
chelate - form a chelate, in chemistry
add - constitute an addition; "This paper will add to her reputation"
4.constitute - set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
initiate, pioneer - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
fix - set or place definitely; "Let's fix the date for the party!"
appoint, constitute, name, nominate - create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"

constitute

verb
1. represent, be, consist of, embody, exemplify, be equivalent to The result of the vote hardly constitutes a victory.
2. make up, make, form, compose, comprise The country's ethnic minorities constitute 7 per cent of its total population.
3. set up, found, name, create, commission, establish, appoint, delegate, nominate, enact, authorize, empower, ordain, depute On 6 July a People's Revolutionary Government was constituted.

constitute

verb
1. To be the constituent parts of:
compose, form, make (up).
2. To be equivalent or tantamount:
Idiom: have all the earmarks.
3. To put in force or cause to be by legal authority:
4. To bring into existence formally:
Translations
يُكَوِّن، يُشَكِّل
představovattvořitustavit
udgøre
gera, mynda
keltikonstitucijakonstitucinispagal konstituciją
izveidotradītsastādīt
oluşturmak

constitute

[ˈkɒnstɪtjuːt] VT
1. (= amount to) → significar, constituir; (= make up) → constituir, componer
2. (frm) (= appoint, set up) → constituir
to constitute o.s. a judgeconstituirse en juez

constitute

[ˈkɒnstɪtjuːt] vt
(= count as) → constituer
(= make up) → constituer, représenter

constitute

vt
(= make up)bilden, ausmachen; society is so constituted that …die Gesellschaft ist so aufgebaut, dass …
(= amount to)darstellen; that constitutes a liedas ist eine glatte Lüge
(= set up, give legal authority to) committee, courteinrichten, konstituieren (form)
(form: = appoint) → ernennen or bestimmen zu; he constituted himself my bodyguarder spielte meinen Leibwächter

constitute

[ˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt] vtcostituire

constitute

(ˈkonstitjuːt) verb
to form; to make up; to be. Nuclear waste constitutes a serious danger.
ˌconstiˈtution noun
1. a set of rules governing an organization; the supreme laws and rights of a country's people etc. the constitution of the country.
2. physical characteristics, health etc. He has a strong constitution.
ˌconstiˈtutional adjective
legal according to a given constitution. The proposed change would not be constitutional.
ˌconstiˈtutionally adverb

constitute

v. constituir, componer, formar.
References in classic literature ?
She presents the curious anomaly of the most solid masonry joining with oak and hemp in constituting the completed ship.
It appeared, in answer to my inquiries, that nobody had the least idea of the etymology of this terrible verb passive to be gormed; but that they all regarded it as constituting a most solemn imprecation.
But Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience.
Bright condescended to avail himself of my literary experience by constituting me editor of the "Wonder-Book.
The speaker was a broadly-built man, whose large, flat, pale face was bounded on the North by a fringe of hair, on the East and West by a fringe of whisker, and on the South by a fringe of beard--the whole constituting a uniform halo of stubbly whitey-brown bristles.
Astor's letter, constituting him his representative and proxy, a document not to be disputed.
s average worked out at a fraction over 500 kilometres per hour, thus constituting a record.
Furthermore, that the adventurer might lack no possible advantage towards a fair start in life, this excellent old dame gave him a token by which he was to introduce himself to a certain magistrate, member of the council, merchant, and elder of the church (the four capacities constituting but one man), who stood at the head of society in the neighboring metropolis.
In England, for example, no mere parade of costly appurtenances would be so likely as with us, to create an impression of the beautiful in respect to the appurtenances themselves - or of taste as regards the proprietor: - this for the reason, first, that wealth is not, in England, the loftiest object of ambition as constituting a nobility; and secondly, that there, the true nobility of blood, confining itself within the strict limits of legitimate taste, rather avoids than affects that mere costliness in which a parvenu rivalry may at any time be successfully attempted.
But neither of them otherwise expressed it, and her apparent understanding, with no protesting shock, no easy derision, touched him more deeply than anything yet, constituting for his stifled perversity, on the spot, an element that was like breatheable air.
It is a spontaneous fruit of talents and feelings of precisely that class who have most vigor, who take the lead in the world of this hour, and though far from pure, far from constituting the gladdest and highest tone of human feeling, is as good as the whole society permits it to be.
felony and constituting no claim to admittance into the best criminal