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English definition of “constitute”

constitute

verb [L]  /ˈkɑn·stɪˌtut/ us  

constitute verb [L] (BE CONSIDERED AS)

to be or be considered as: The president said that these policies constitute a threat to the United States.

constitute verb [L] (BE PART)

to form or make (something); equal: Asians constitute seven percent of the population in this county.
(Definition of constitute from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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