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Meaning of constitute

con•sti•tute

Pronunciation: (kon'sti-tt", -tyt"), [key]
— -tut•ed, -tut•ing.
  1. to compose; form: mortar constituted of lime and sand.
  2. to appoint to an office or function; make or create: He was constituted treasurer.
  3. to establish (laws, an institution, etc.).
  4. to give legal form to (an assembly, court, etc.).
  5. to create or be tantamount to: Imports constitute a challenge to local goods.
  6. to set or place.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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