- 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.); establish2. to set up (an assembly, proceedings, etc.) in a legal or official form3. 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. V. Neufeldt. 2014.