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Verb: constitute  'kón-sti,t(y)oot
  1. Form or compose
    "These constitute my entire belonging";
    - represent, make up, comprise, be
     
  2. Create and charge with a task or function
    "constitute a committee";
    - appoint, name, nominate
     
  3. To compose or represent
    "This wall constitutes the background of the stage setting";
    - form, make
     
  4. Set up or lay the groundwork for
    "constitute a new department";
    - establish, found, plant, institute

Derived forms: constituting, constituted, constitutes

Type of: initiate, pioneer