|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"|
"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|