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"constitute" in British English

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constituteverb

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

C1 [L only + noun, not continuous] formal to be or be considered as something: This latest defeat constitutes a major setback 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 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)

"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 sales management, because it is difficult to obtain a complete picture of a salesperson's performance. This latest development constitutes a major setback 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 district administration constituted a committee to review safety procedures. Power is conferred on the board by a majority vote at a properly constituted annual general meeting.
(Definition of constitute from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “constitute”
in Vietnamese tạo thành…
in Spanish constituir…
in Malaysian mengakibatkan…
in Thai ก่อตั้ง…
in French constituer…
in German bilden…
in Chinese (Traditional) 被視作, 是, 被看作,被視爲…
in Russian являться, представлять собой…
in Turkish oluşturmak, teşkil etmek, olmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被视作, 是, 被看作,被视为…
in Indonesian merupakan…
in Polish stanowić…
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“constitute” in American English

“constitute” in Business English

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