Definitions of constitute

  1. To compose or make up; appoint; elect; enact; establish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To set up: to establish: to form or compose: to appoint. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To establish; cause to be; compose; appoint. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To make up; frame; compose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To establish; enact; appoint. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. To cause to stand; to establish; to enact. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To make up; to compose; to form. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To put together; to fix; to establish; to form or compose; to make a thing what it is; to appoint or elect to an office or employment. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To set up or establish; to make; to appoint; to empower. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for constitute

  1. The dissolved salts in it constitute 3. 4 per cent. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly
  2. Under these circumstances you would say that money was of a low value in England, and you would be correct if all men agreed to constitute labour the measure of value; but in this they do not agree, and, as we should find that at the very moment that gold was low, relatively to labour, in England, it was high relatively to manufactured commodities of every description, with which in fact gold would be purchased from India, if we took these commodities for the measure, we should be bound to say that gold was cheap in England and dear in India. – Letters of David Ricardo to Thomas Robert Malthus, 1810-1823 by David Ricardo