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Meaning & Definition of Constitute in English

English

Constitute

/kɑnstətut/

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • constitute
  • ,
  • represent
  • ,
  • make up
  • ,
  • comprise
  • ,
  • be

2. Create and charge with a task or function

  • "Nominate a committee"
    synonym:
  • appoint
  • ,
  • name
  • ,
  • nominate
  • ,
  • constitute

3. To compose or represent:"this wall forms the background of the stage setting"

  • "The branches made a roof"
  • "This makes a fine introduction"
    synonym:
  • form
  • ,
  • constitute
  • ,
  • make

4. Set up or lay the groundwork for

  • "Establish a new department"
    synonym:
  • establish
  • ,
  • found
  • ,
  • plant
  • ,
  • constitute
  • ,
  • institute

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