constitute - to constitute [see description]

English Notes: 

to constitute a criminal offence
to constitute an exception
to constitute a tribunal
to constitute a threat
to constitute a limit

English Description: 

constitute (v.)
mid-15c., "to enter into the formation of as a necessary part," ... "to cause to stand, set up, fix, place, establish, set in order; form something new; resolve," of persons, "to appoint to an office," ... "to set," ... "to stand, make or be firm." Meaning "to appoint or elect to an office or position of power" is from c. 1400. Related: Constituted; constituting.