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Pronunciation:  'kânsti`toot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
  2. [v]  charge with a task or function; "appoint someone president"; "nominate a committee"
  3. [v]  form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"
  4. [v]  to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"

CONSTITUTE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: appoint, be, comprise, establish, found, institute, make up, name, nominate, plant, represent
 See Also: add, appoint, chelate, compose, conglobate, conglobe, constellate, constitute, constitute, constitute, co-opt, establish, fall into, fall under, fix, form, found, initiate, institute, make, name, nominate, pack, pioneer, plant, pose, present, range, straddle, supplement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con"sti*tute\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Constituted}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Constituting}.] [L. constitutus, p. p. of
    constiture to constitute; con- + statuere to place, set, fr.
    status station, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}.]
    1. To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.
             Laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority.
                                                   --Jer. Taylor.
    2. To make up; to compose; to form.
             Truth and reason constitute that intellectual gold
             that defies destruction.              --Johnson.
    3. To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and
             Me didst Thou constitute a priest of thine.
    {Constituted authorities}, the officers of government,
       collectively, as of a nation, city, town, etc. --Bartlett.
  2. \Con"sti*tute\, n.
    An established law. [Obs.] --T. Preston.
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