1. [ verb ] form or compose
Synonyms: be make_up represent comprise

"This money is my only income" "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"

Related terms: form compose fall_into supplement present range make constitution
2. [ verb ] charge with a task or function
Synonyms: appoint name nominate

"appoint someone president" "nominate a committee"

Related terms: establish pack co-opt co-opt nomination appointee
3. [ verb ] to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
Synonyms: form make

"The branches made a roof" "This makes a fine introduction"

Related terms: constellate chelate add conglobate constitution
4. [ verb ] set up or lay the groundwork for
Synonyms: establish institute found plant

"establish a new department"

Related terms: initiate appoint fix constitution initiation founder
Similar spelling:   constituted