Definition of 'constitute'
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These incidents potentially constitute breaches of the laws of the game. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The court said that the offence would not constitute a criminal record, but the verdict raised doubts about her ability to remain in her post. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He denies that the comment constitutes an offence and is expected to be present in court. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The contact was minimal and the agency decided that it did not constitute a threat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were sent to prison by properly constituted courts of law. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)This hardly constitutes a sharp policy change. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Internet companies have suggested that suspending connections may constitute a breach of human rights. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Making known details this man would rather have kept secret hardly constitutes harassment. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is not to deny that some of the suggestions made for victimization avoidance may constitute sound advice. Victimology - the victim and the criminal justice process (1989)Such a regime will crush human rights and will not allow democracy or freedom and will constitute a threat to peace. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Neither may constitute "reasonable cause. Christianity Today (2000)The property had to become criminal property as a result of conduct which occurred prior to the act alleged to constitute the offence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)None of these things constituted abuse, of course. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If they were unwanted and unsolicited, that is enough to constitute an abuse of power. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At 4,000 these may constitute the most expensive purses. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But then again as a chunky chip devotee, he also thinks that those things hardly constitute food. Times, Sunday Times (2012)For example, many of the tents appear to be placed on land which in law constitutes a highway. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But his lawyers will argue that Britain should extradite him only if the alleged conduct constitutes an offence here. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Putting those beliefs into practice is a different matter, not least when it results in conduct that constitutes a criminal offence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Government's restriction of humanitarian law may constitute a war crime. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'constitute'
British English: constitute VERB
If something constitutes a particular thing, it can be regarded as being that thing.
Testing patients without their consent would constitute a professional and legal offence.
Definition of constitute from the Collins English Dictionary
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