Definition of constitute
- regulations as are constituted by the government
- constitute a provisional government
- an agreement constituted by writing
- Legal authority constitutes all magistrates.
Women constitute 70 percent of the student population at the college.
nine players constitute a baseball team
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: to make up or form something
: to be the same as something : to be equivalent to something
: to establish or create (an organization, a government, etc.)
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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