Constitute - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- to compose or represent (syn: form, make)
- set up or lay the groundwork for (syn: establish, found, institute, plant)
Women constitute 70 percent of the student population at the college.
...nine players constitute a baseball team...
Failing to complete the work constitutes a breach of the employment contract.
The rise in crime constitutes a threat to society.
We must redefine what constitutes a family.
The Federation was constituted in 1949.
Volunteers constitute more than 95% of the center's work force.
These constitute my entire belonging
The soldier's actions constitute a breach of military protocol.
...the court decided that the newspaper's reportage of the former mayor, while irresponsible, did not constitute an effort to libel him...
For Marx, workers constitute the vanguard of society.
present participle: constituting
past tense: constituted
past participle: constituted