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con·sti·tute

constitute

 
 
pronunciation:
kan stih tut
part of speech: verb
inflections: constitutes, constituting, constituted
definition 1: to form or make up.
Seven days constitute a week.Do you know how many atoms constitute the water molecule?
synonyms:
compose, form, make up
similar words:
embody, incorporate
definition 2: to be equal to or amount to.
One piece of toast does not constitute a good breakfast, in my opinion.
definition 3: to appoint to a special task or office.
A panel was constituted to investigate the crimes of the former leader.
synonyms:
appoint, name
similar words:
designate, nominate
derivation: constituter (constitutor) (n.)