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Definition of Constitute


  1. To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.
  2. To make up; to compose; to form.
  3. To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower.
  4. An established law.

Constitute Quotations

One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.
Aiden Wilson Tozer

Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.
Immanuel Kant

You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.
Pope John Paul II

We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art.
Maurice Ravel

Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Constitute Translations

constitute in Dutch is uitmaken, vormen
constitute in French is constituent, constituez, constituons
constitute in German is einsetzen
constitute in Italian is formare
constitute in Portuguese is constitua
constitute in Spanish is formar, constituir
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