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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

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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am constituting
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Present Perfect
I have constituted
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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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 ?
But if there are different sorts of governments, it is evident that those actions which constitute the virtue of an excellent citizen in one community will not constitute it in another; wherefore the virtue of such a one cannot be perfect: but we say, a man is good when his virtues are perfect; from whence it follows, that an excellent citizen does not possess that virtue which constitutes a good man.
But do we never find those virtues united which constitute a good man and excellent citizen?
The occurrence of the content of a thought constitutes the occurrence of the thought.
It seems to me to be derivative, and to consist largely in BELIEFS: beliefs that what constitutes the thought is connected with various other elements which together make up the object.
Even those, however, which are purely mental will not have that intrinsic reference to objects which Brentano assigns to them and which constitutes the essence of "consciousness" as ordinarily understood.
Out of this feudal system, which has itself many of the important features of a confederacy, has grown the federal system which constitutes the Germanic empire.
The answer is obvious: The weakness of most of the members, who are unwilling to expose themselves to the mercy of foreign powers; the weakness of most of the principal members, compared with the formidable powers all around them; the vast weight and influence which the emperor derives from his separate and heriditary dominions; and the interest he feels in preserving a system with which his family pride is connected, and which constitutes him the first prince in Europe; -- these causes support a feeble and precarious Union; whilst the repellant quality, incident to the nature of sovereignty, and which time continually strengthens, prevents any reform whatever, founded on a proper consolidation.
The entire legislature, again, can exercise no executive prerogative, though one of its branches constitutes the supreme executive magistracy, and another, on the impeachment of a third, can try and condemn all the subordinate officers in the executive department.
The same legislative branch acts again as executive council of the governor, and with him constitutes the Court of Appeals.
Each historian, according to his view of what constitutes a nation's progress, looks for these conditions in the greatness, wealth, freedom, or enlightenment of citizens of France or some other country.
Little circumstances, which were perhaps accidental in a great author, were by these critics considered to constitute his chief merit, and transmitted as essentials to be observed by all his successors.
Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first colony in the Northerne Parts of Virginia; doe, by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civill Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equall Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the Generall Good of the Colonie; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.