constitute

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constitute(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to mean)
a. constituir
The amount of money stolen constitutes grand theft.La cantidad de dinero robada constituye robo mayor.
2. (to make up)
a. constituir
Contemporary music constitutes a large part of the orchestra's repertoire.La música contemporánea constituye una gran parte del repertorio de la orquesta.
b. formar
Spanish-speakers constitute over half the population of this city.Los hispanoparlantes forman más de la mitad de la población de esta ciudad.
c. componer
Fish constitutes a large percentage of the local diet.El pescado compone un gran porcentaje de la dieta local.
3. (to establish)
a. constituir
The president doesn't have the right to constitute that kind of legislation.El presidente no tiene derecho a constituir ese tipo de legislación.
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constitute
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. constituir
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constitute [ˈkɒnstɪtjuːt]
transitive verb
1 (amount to) significar; constituir; (make up) constituir; componer
2 (appoint, set up) constituir
to constitute o.s. a judge constituirse en juez
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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