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constitute

con·sti·tute

constitute

 
 
pronunciation:
kan stih tut
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: constituted, constitutes, constituting
definition 1: to form or compose.
Seven days constitute a week.Two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen constitute the water molecule.Do these two paragraphs constitute your entire essay?
synonyms:
compose, form, make up
similar words:
embody, incorporate
definition 2: to be equal to or amount to.
Providing false information on this document constitutes fraud.One dried-out piece of toast does not constitute a decent breakfast, in my opinion.
definition 3: to establish; found.
The college was constituted in 1882.
synonyms:
create, establish, found
similar words:
initiate, institute, originate
definition 4: to nominate or appoint to a function or office.
An investigative panel was constituted to look into the allegations of corruption.
synonyms:
appoint, name
similar words:
designate, nominate
derivation: constituter (constitutor) (n.)