v. To be the elements or parts of; compose: Copper and tin constitute bronze. v. To amount to; equal: " Rabies is transmitted through a bite; . . . patting a rabid animal in itself does not constitute exposure” ( Malcolm W. Browne). v. To set up or establish according to law or provision: a body that is duly constituted under the charter. v. To found (an institution, for example).v. To enact (a law or regulation).v. To appoint to an office, dignity, function, or task; designate.