constitute


constitute
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.); establish
2. to set up (an assembly, proceedings, etc.) in a legal or official form
3. to give a certain office or function to; appoint [our officially constituted spokesperson]
4. to make up; be the components or elements of; form; compose [twelve people constitute a jury]
5. to be actually as designated [such action constitutes a felony]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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