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Definition 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"
       Synonyms: represent make up comprise be
  2. create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"
       Synonyms: appoint name nominate
  3. to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
       Synonyms: form make
  4. set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
       Synonyms: establish found plant institute

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