Definitions of constitute

  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. To cause to stand; to establish; to enact. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To make up; to compose; to form. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. An established law. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To compose or make up; appoint; elect; enact; establish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To set up: to establish: to form or compose: to appoint. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To establish; cause to be; compose; appoint. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To make up; frame; compose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To establish; enact; appoint. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. kon'stit-[=u]t, v.t. to set up: to establish: to form or compose: to appoint: to determine.--n. CONSTIT'UENCY, the whole body of voters for a member of parliament.--adj. CONSTIT'UENT, constituting or forming: essential: elemental: component.--n. an essential or elemental part: one of those who elect a representative, esp. in parliament.--n. CONSTIT[=U]'TION, the act of constituting: the natural condition of body or mind: disposition: a system of laws and customs established by the sovereign power of a state for its own guidance: the established form of government: a particular law or usage.--adj. CONSTIT[=U]'TIONAL, inherent in the natural frame: natural: agreeable to the constitution or frame of government: essential: legal: of a sovereign who rules subject to fixed laws.--n. a walk for the sake of one's health.--v.t. CONSTIT[=U]'TIONALISE, to make constitutional.--ns. CONSTIT[=U]'TIONALISM, adherence to the principles of the constitution; CONSTIT[=U]'TIONALIST, CONSTIT[=U]'TIONIST, one who favours the constitution; CONSTITUTIONAL'ITY, the state or quality of being constitutional.--adv. CONSTIT[=U]'TIONALLY.--adj. CON'STITUTIVE, that constitutes or establishes: having power to enact, &c.: essential. [L. constitu[)e]re, constitutum, from con, together, and statu[)e]re, to make to stand, to place.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Appoint, as c. him president, c. oneself a judge; establish, found; give legal form to (assembly &c.); frame, form, (esp. pass. of bodily or mental constitution); make up, be the components of. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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