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UK [ˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt] / US [ˈkɑnstɪˌtut] verb
Word forms "constitute":
present tense I/you/we/they constitute he/she/it constitutes present participle constituting past tense constituted past participle constituted formal
1) [linking verb] if several people or things constitute something, they combine to form it

one of the countries that constitute the European Union

2) [linking verb] if something constitutes something else, it is considered to be that thing

This letter does not constitute an offer of employment.

The invasion constitutes a clear violation of our sovereignty.

3) [transitive, usually passive] to formally establish an organization, institution, government etc and give it the authority to operate

English dictionary. 2014.