Etymology
Advertisement

constitute (v.)

mid-15c., "to enter into the formation of as a necessary part," from Latin constitutus, past participle of constituere "to cause to stand, set up, fix, place, establish, set in order; form something new; resolve," of persons, "to appoint to an office," from assimilated form of com-, here perhaps an intensive prefix (see com-), + statuere "to set" (from PIE root *sta- "to stand, make or be firm"). Meaning "to appoint or elect to an office or position of power" is from c. 1400. Related: Constituted; constituting.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of constitute

constitute (v.)
form or compose;
These constitute my entire belonging
Synonyms: represent / make up / comprise / be
constitute (v.)
create and charge with a task or function;
Synonyms: appoint / name / nominate
constitute (v.)
to compose or represent;
Synonyms: form / make
constitute (v.)
set up or lay the groundwork for;
Synonyms: establish / found / plant / institute
From wordnet.princeton.edu