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 for constitute
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Constitute \Con"sti*tute\ (k[o^]n"st[i^]*t[=u]t), n.
     An established law. [Obs.] --T. Preston.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Constitute \Con"sti*tute\ (k[o^]n"st[i^]*t[=u]t), v. t. [imp. &
     p. p. Constituted; p. pr. & vb. n. Constituting.] [L.
     constitutus, p. p. of constiture to constitute; con- +
     statuere to place, set, fr. status station, fr. stare to
     stand. See Stand.]
     1. To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.
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              Laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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     2. To make up; to compose; to form.
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              Truth and reason constitute that intellectual gold
              that defies destruction.              --Johnson.
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     3. To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and
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              Me didst Thou constitute a priest of thine.
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     Constituted authorities, the officers of government,
        collectively, as of a nation, city, town, etc. --Bartlett.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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:
           constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be]
      2: create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a
         committee" [syn: appoint, name, nominate, constitute]
      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, constitute, make]
      4: set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new
         department" [syn: establish, found, plant,
         constitute, institute]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  77 Moby Thesaurus words for "constitute":
     assemble, authorize, build, build up, combine, complement,
     complete, compose, comprise, consist of, construct, create,
     declare lawful, decree, effect, effectuate, embody, enact,
     enact laws, enter into, establish, fabricate, filibuster, fill out,
     form, formulate, found, get the floor, go into, have the floor,
     inaugurate, incept, incorporate, install, institute, integrate,
     join, kill, legalize, legislate, legitimate, legitimatize,
     legitimize, lobby through, logroll, make, make a regulation,
     make legal, make up, materialize, merge in, mix, ordain, organize,
     pass, piece together, pigeonhole, pocket, prescribe, put in force,
     put through, put together, railroad through, realize, regulate,
     roll logs, sanction, set up, start, structure, synthesize, table,
     take the floor, unite in, validate, veto, yield the floor

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