Definitions for constitute

Definitions for (verb) constitute

Main entry: plant, establish, found, constitute, institute

Definition: set up or lay the groundwork for

Usage: establish a new department

Main entry: constitute, name, nominate, appoint

Definition: create and charge with a task or function

Usage: nominate a committee

Main entry: comprise, make up, be, represent, constitute

Definition: form or compose

Usage: 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

Main entry: make, form, constitute

Definition: to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"

Usage: The branches made a roof; This makes a fine introduction

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