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Definition 1: set up or lay the groundwork for - [verb of creation]

Samples where constitute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • establish a new department

Synonyms for constitute in the sense of this definition

(constitute is a kind of ...) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

(... is a kind of constitute ) set or place definitely

"Let's fix the date for the party!"

(... is a kind of constitute ) create and charge with a task or function

"nominate a committee"

Samples where constitute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • nominate a committee

Synonyms for constitute in the sense of this definition

(constitute is a kind of ...) set up or lay the groundwork for

"establish a new department"

(... is a kind of constitute ) set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome

"pack a jury"

(... is a kind of constitute ) appoint summarily or commandeer

"The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups"

Definition 3: form or compose - [verb of stative]

Samples where constitute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for constitute in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of constitute ) constitute the essence of

"Clothes make the man"

(... is a kind of constitute ) form the substance of

"Greed and ambition composed his personality"

(... is a kind of constitute ) to compose or represent

"This wall forms the background of the stage setting" "The branches made a roof" "This makes a fine introduction"

(... is a kind of constitute ) range or extend over; occupy a certain area

"The plants straddle the entire state"

(... is a kind of constitute ) be included in or classified as

"This falls under the rubric `various'"

(... is a kind of constitute ) introduce

"This poses an interesting question"

(... is a kind of constitute ) serve as a supplement to

"Vitamins supplemented his meager diet"

Definition 4: to compose or represent - [verb of stative]

Samples where constitute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This wall forms the background of the stage setting
  • The branches made a roof
  • This makes a fine introduction

Synonyms for constitute in the sense of this definition

(constitute is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of constitute ) form a chelate, in chemistry

(... is a kind of constitute ) constitute an addition

"This paper will add to her reputation"

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