constitute

  • 1 constitute — con·sti·tute / kän stə ˌtüt, ˌtyüt/ vt 1: to appoint to an office or function those who are constituted heirs or named legatees Louisiana Civil Code legal authority constitute s all magistrates 2 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Constitute — Con sti*tute (k[o^]n st[ict]*t[=u]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Constituted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Constituting}.] [L. constitutus, p. p. of constiture to constitute; con + statuere to place, set, fr. status station, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}.] 1.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 constitute — UK US /ˈkɒnstɪtjuːt/ verb [T] ► to be the parts that form something: »Economy travellers constitute about 80% of the airline s business. ► to be something, or to be considered as something: »Giving feedback on individual salespersons always… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 constitute — mid 15c., verb use of adjective constitute, made up, formed (late 14c.), from L. constitutus arranged, settled, pp. adj. from constituere to cause to stand, set up, fix, place, establish, set in order; form something new; resolve, of persons, to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 constitute — [v1] comprise, form aggregate, complement, complete, compose, compound, construct, cook up*, create, develop, dream up*, embody, enact, establish, fill out, fix, flesh out*, found, frame, fudge together*, incorporate, integrate, make, make up,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 constitute — [kän′stə to͞ot΄, kän′stətyo͞ot΄] vt. constituted, constituting [ME constituten < L constitutus, pp. of constituere, to set up, establish < com , together + statuere, to set: see STATUE] 1. to set up (a law, government, institution, etc.);… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Constitute — Con sti*tute (k[o^]n st[ict]*t[=u]t), n. An established law. [Obs.] T. Preston. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 constitute — ► VERB 1) be (a part) of a whole. 2) be or be equivalent to. 3) (usu. be constituted) establish by law. ORIGIN Latin constituere establish, appoint , from statuere set up …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 constitute */*/ — UK [ˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt] / US [ˈkɑnstɪˌtut] verb Word forms constitute : present tense I/you/we/they constitute he/she/it constitutes present participle constituting past tense constituted past participle constituted formal 1) [linking verb] if several …

    English dictionary

  • 10 constitute — transitive verb ( tuted; tuting) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin constitutus, past participle of constituere to set up, constitute, from com + statuere to set more at statute Date: 15th century 1. to appoint to an office, function, or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 constitute — 01. In an election 51% of the vote [constitutes] a majority. 02. It is sometimes difficult to decide what [constitutes] abuse when discussing the discipline of children. 03. The native American population [constitutes] a small but important part… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 constitute — con|sti|tute [ kanstı,tut ] verb FORMAL ** 1. ) linking verb if something constitutes something else, it is considered to be that thing: This letter does not constitute an offer of employment. The invasion constitutes a clear violation of our… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 constitute — [[t]kɒ̱nstɪtjuːt, AM tuːt[/t]] constitutes, constituting, constituted 1) V LINK: no cont If something constitutes a particular thing, it can be regarded as being that thing. [V n] Testing patients without their consent would constitute a… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 constitute — con|sti|tute W3 [ˈkɔnstıtju:t US ˈka:nstıtu:t] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of constituere to set up, constitute , from com ( COM ) + statuere to set up ] 1.) [linking verb, not in progressive] to be considered to be… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 constitute — verb 1 (linking verb, not in progressive) if several parts constitute something, they form it together; make up (make1): the 50 states that constitute the USA see also: comprise 2 (linking verb not in progressive) to be considered to be something …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 constitute — constituter, constitutor, n. /kon sti tooht , tyooht /, v.t., constituted, constituting. 1. to compose; form: mortar constituted of lime and sand. 2. to appoint to an office or function; make or create: He was constituted treasurer. 3. to… …

    Universalium

  • 17 constitute — verb a) To cause to stand; to establish; to enact. Laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority. . b) To make up; to compose; to form …

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  • 18 constitute — verb Constitute is used with these nouns as the object: ↑achievement, ↑breach, ↑category, ↑challenge, ↑class, ↑discrimination, ↑element, ↑emergency, ↑endorsement, ↑failure, ↑group, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 constitute — [ˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt] linking verb formal 1) to be one of the parts of something 2) to be a particular thing This letter does not constitute an offer of employment.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 constitute — con•sti•tute [[t]ˈkɒn stɪˌtut, ˌtyut[/t]] v. t. tut•ed, tut•ing 1) to compose; form: mortar constituted of lime and sand[/ex] 2) to appoint to an office or function: He was constituted treasurer[/ex] 3) to establish, as a law 4) to give legal… …

    From formal English to slang