verb (used with object), con·sti·tut·ed, con·sti·tut·ing.
- constituent assembly,
- constituent structure,
- constitution clock,
- constitution mirror,
- constitution of the united states,
- constitution state
Origin of constitute
Examples from the Web for constitute
No longer does it constitute a reliable, middle class-based alternative to the corporatist mindset of the Republicans.
This will constitute a major victory for the forces of light, one very much worth marking and thinking back over.
Illegal immigrants also constitute at least 14 percent of the construction industry.Careful What You Wish For: Here’s What California Would Look Like Without Illegal Immigrants|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eye movements tracked in this test are involuntary, so they constitute a sound physiological marker of ADHD.
While 10 women do not constitute a comprehensive survey, the responses are striking nonetheless.
The noses and mouths of the different faces are joined together and constitute a fairly regular pattern.Evolution in Art|Alfred C. Haddon
But as it has been interpreted above, it certainly did not constitute an addition to Paul's gospel.The Origin of Paul's Religion|J. Gresham Machen
That they had no right whatever to constitute themselves a court-martial, and bring him to trial, they knew perfectly well.Cudjo's Cave|J. T. Trowbridge
It has never been held necessary, to constitute a citizen within the act, that he should have the qualifications of an elector.
All this did not constitute a rich dowry for the future capital.Constantinople painted by Warwick Goble|Alexander Van Millingen
Word Origin for constitute
mid-15c., verb use of adjective constitute, "made up, formed" (late 14c.), from Latin constitutus "arranged, settled," past participle adjective from constituere "to cause to stand, set up, fix, place, establish, set in order; form something new; resolve," of persons, "to appoint to an office," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + statuere "to set," from PIE root *sta- "to stand," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing" (see stet). Related: Constituted; constituting.