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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

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Thomas Jefferson

Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
Thomas Jefferson

No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
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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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