Definition of constitute
From Latin constitutum, past participle of constituere. Constructed from the prefix con- and statuere ("to place, set").
to constitute (third-person singular simple present constitutes, present participle constituting, simple past and past participle constituted)
- To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.
Laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority.-- Jeremy Taylor.
- To make up; to compose; to form.
Truth and reason constitute that intellectual gold that defies destruction.--Johnson.
- To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower.
Me didst Thou constitute a priest of thine.-- William Wordsworth.
- establish, enact
- make up, compose, form
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