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Meaning of “constitute” in the English Dictionary

"constitute" in British English

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constituteverb

uk   /ˈkɒn.stɪ.tjuːt/  us   /ˈkɑːn.stɪ.tuːt/
  • constitute verb (BE CONSIDERED AS)

C1 [L only + noun, not continuous] formal to be or be ​considered as something: This ​latestdefeat constitutes a ​majorsetback for the Democrats.

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  • constitute verb (FORM PART OF)

C1 [L not continuous] to ​form or make something: Women constitute about ten ​percent of Parliament. The under-18s constitute ​nearly 25 ​percent of the town's ​population.
(Definition of constitute from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"constitute" in American English

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constituteverb [L]

 us   /ˈkɑn·stɪˌtut/
  • constitute verb [L] (BE CONSIDERED AS)

to be or be ​considered as: The ​president said that these ​policies constitute a ​threat to the ​UnitedStates.
  • 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)

"constitute" in Business English

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constituteverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈkɒnstɪtjuːt/
to be the ​parts that ​form something: Economy ​travellers constitute about 80% of the airline's ​business.
to be something, or to be considered as something: Giving ​feedback on ​individual salespersons always constitutes a ​challenge for ​salesmanagement, because it is difficult to obtain a complete ​picture of a salesperson's ​performance. This latest ​development constitutes a ​majorsetback for the ​department. His ​behaviour could be interpreted as constituting a ​breach of ​contract.
to ​form a ​company, ​group, ​meeting, etc. in a way that is ​correct and ​legal: The ​districtadministration constituted a ​committee to ​reviewsafetyprocedures. Power is ​conferred on the ​board by a ​majorityvote at a properly constituted ​annualgeneralmeeting.
(Definition of constitute from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “constitute”
in Spanish constituir…
in Vietnamese tạo thành…
in Malaysian mengakibatkan…
in Thai ก่อตั้ง…
in French constituer…
in German bilden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被视作, 是, 被看作,被视为…
in Turkish oluşturmak, teşkil etmek, olmak…
in Russian являться, представлять собой…
in Indonesian merupakan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 被視作, 是, 被看作,被視爲…
in Polish stanowić…
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