Definition Of constitute


be (a part) of a whole.

single parents constitute a great proportion of the poor

give legal or constitutional form to (an institution); establish by law.

The Tribunal is specially constituted to make such decisions and they did not give rise to a question of law.

Example Of constitute

  • Almost half those murdered each year in the city are black youths, even though they constitute a very small fraction of the whole society.

  • Although important, medications for heart failure constitute only half of the treatment program.

  • Any breach will constitute grounds for expulsion from the event.

  • At present, credits constitute 40 per cent of the banks' assets to give them the top slot in the banks' assets.

  • Europe was increasingly concentrating power into the hands of elite groups, who constituted a very small proportion of the total population.

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