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constitute

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of constitute

  1. 1 to be all the substance of <nine players constitute a baseball team> Synonyms compose, comprise, form, make up Related Words embody, epitomize, incarnate, incorporate, integrate, materialize, personify, substantiate; complement, complete, supplement; fill (out), flesh (out)

  2. 2 to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of <a fund was constituted to help needy students attend the prep school> Synonyms begin, found, establish, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, plant, set up, startRelated Words author, father, originate; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), create, devise, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, produce, think (up); construct, put up; develop, enlarge, expand; endow, finance, fund, subsidize; arrange, organize, systematize, systemize; refound, reinitiate, reinstitute, relaunchNear Antonyms abolish, annihilate, annul, nullify; end, finish, halt, stop, terminate; round (off or out), wind up, wrap upAntonyms close (down), phase out, shut (up)

  3. 3 to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty <the legally constituted authorities with jurisdiction in this matter> Synonyms assign, attach, commission, appoint, designate, detail, name, nominate, placeRelated Words authorize, delegate, depute, deputize; anoint, consecrate, create, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, institute, invest, make, ordain; crown, enthrone, throne; choose, destine, draft, elect, handpick, select, single (out), vote (in)Near Antonyms blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseatAntonyms discharge, dismiss, expel, fire

  4. 4 to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action <charged with enforcing such regulations as are constituted by the government> Synonyms enact, lay down, legislate, make, ordain, passRelated Words reenact, repass; bring about, effect; allow, authorize, permit, sanction; decree, dictate, proclaim; administer, execute; approve, confirm, ratifyNear Antonyms abolish, abrogate, annul, cancel, invalidate, kill, nullify; overturn, reverse, voidAntonyms repeal, rescind, revoke





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