constitute definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • becoming the weather or components of; compose: Copper and tin constitute bronze.
    • To amount to; equal: " Rabies is transmitted through a bite; . . . patting a rabid animal in itself does not constitute exposure” ( Malcolm W. Browne).
    • To set up or establish according to legislation or provision: a body that is duly constituted in charter.
    • To receive (an institution, as an example).
    • To enact (a law or regulation).
    • To appoint to an office, self-esteem, function, or task; designate.
    • To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.
    • In order to make up; to create; to form.
    • To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to help make and empower.
  • verb:
    • resulting in to stand; to ascertain; to enact.
    • to create up; to compose; to form.
    • To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to create and enable.
    • set-up or put the groundwork for
    • to compose or express:
    • create and charge with a task or purpose
    • form or compose
  • noun:
    • an existing law.
    • an existing law.
  • others:
    • setting; fix; establish.
    • To access the forming of, as a necessary part; make what it is; kind; make.
    • To appoint, depute, or elect to an office or employment; make and empower: as, a sheriff is constituted a conservator associated with comfort; A has constituted B their attorney or broker.

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