[ kon-sti-toot, -tyoot ]
/ 藞k蓲n st瑟藢tut, -藢tyut /
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verb (used with object), con路sti路tut路ed, con路sti路tut路ing.
to compose; form: mortar constituted of lime and sand.
to appoint to an office or function; make or create: He was constituted treasurer.
to establish (laws, an institution, etc.).
to give legal form to (an assembly, court, etc.).
to create or be tantamount to: Imports constitute a challenge to local goods.
Archaic. to set or place.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Origin of constitute

1400鈥50; late Middle English <Latin constit奴tus (past participle of constituere;see constituent), equivalent to con-con- + -stit奴tus, combining form of stat奴tum, past participle of statuere to set up. See statute


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British Dictionary definitions for constitute

/ (藞k蓲nst瑟藢tju藧t) /

verb (tr)
to make up; form; composethe people who constitute a jury
to appoint to an office or functiona legally constituted officer
to set up (a school or other institution) formally; found
law to give legal form to (a court, assembly, etc)
law obsolete to set up or enact (a law)

Derived forms of constitute

constituter or constitutor, noun

Word Origin for constitute

C15: from Latin constituere, from com- (intensive) + statuere to place
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