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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·sti·tute /ˈkɑn(t)stəˌtut, ˌtjut/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sti·tute n. An established law. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sti·tute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Constituted; p. pr. & vb. n. Constituting.]
 1. To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.
    Laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority.   --Jer. Taylor.
 2. To make up; to compose; to form.
    Truth and reason constitute that intellectual gold that defies destruction.   --Johnson.
 3. To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower.
    Me didst Thou constitute a priest of thine.   --Wordsworth.
 Constituted authorities, the officers of government, collectively, as of a nation, city, town, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone
           wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These
           constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up
           the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a
           year"; "These few men comprise his entire army" [syn: represent,
            make up, comprise, be]
      2: create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a
         committee" [syn: appoint, name, nominate]
      3: to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of
         the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This
         makes a fine introduction" [syn: form, make]
      4: set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new
         department" [syn: establish, found, plant, institute]