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constitute

verb [L not continuous] (FORM PART OF)    /ˈkɒn.stɪ.tjuːt/ US  /ˈkɑːn.stɪ.tuːt/
C1 to form or make something: Women constitute about ten percent of Parliament. The under-18s constitute nearly 25 percent of the town's population.Comprising and consisting ofIncluding and containing
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