Translation of constitute in Spanish:

constitute

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːnstətuːt; ˈkɒnstɪtjuːt/

vt

[formal]
  • 1 1.1 (represent) constituir* [formal] this constitutes proof of her guilt esto constituye prueba de su culpabilidad [formal]
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    • The cynicism of this act constitutes a serious breach of faith.
    • This act constitutes industries' essential contribution to society.
    • The act of clarifying alerts town residents to the dangers of violating the act and therefore itself constitutes a form of warning.
    1.2 (compose, make up) constituir* [formal], formar
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    • Recall is more accurate when fish consumption constitutes a larger proportion of the diet and when recall is requested over a short and definite period.
    • To be sure, change was gradual, and some exhibited strong anger, but these women appear to have been more retrained and they constituted a smaller proportion of the suspects.
    • Europe was increasingly concentrating power into the hands of elite groups, who constituted a very small proportion of the total population.
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    • Like the Taj, the garden elements follow the Arabesque concept, standing on their own and constituting the whole.
    • The whole gamut of man's activities today constitutes an indivisible whole.
    • There is, as a consequence, some repetition and little sense that the eleven articles constitute a coherent whole.

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