Complete Definition of "constitute"

English

Etymology
From Latin constitutum, past participle of constituo|constituere. Constructed from the prefix con- and statuere, "to place, set".

Verb
en-verb|constitut|ing

  1. To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.
  2. To make up; to compose; to form.
  3. To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower.

Related terms
constituent
constituency
constitution
constitutional

Translations
trans-top|To cause to stand; to establish; to enact
Finnish: perustaa
trans-mid
Japanese: 制定する(せいていする, seitei-suru)
trans-bottom

trans-top|To make up; to compose; to form
Finnish: olla, muodostaa
Hebrew: להוות (le'havot)
trans-mid
Japanese: 構成する(こうせいする, kōsei-suru)
trans-bottom

trans-top|To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower
Japanese: 任命する(にんめいする, ninmei-suru)
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Usage notes
(to enact)
Laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority.
Jer. Taylor.
(make up)
Truth and reason constitute that intellectual gold that defies destruction.
Johnson.
(to appoint)
Me didst Thou constitute a priest of thine.
Wordsworth.

Webster

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