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con-, 强调。-stit, 站，词源同stand, institute. 即站立其中的，构成其中一部分的。
- constitute:  Etymologically, that which is constituted is that which is ‘caused to stand’ or ‘set up’. The word comes from the past participle of Latin constituere ‘fix, establish’, a compound verb formed from the intensive prefix com- and statuere ‘set up’ (source of English statute). This was a derivative of Latin status (whence English state and status), which itself began life as the past participle of stāre ‘stand’ (a relative of English stand). The derivative constituent  comes (partly via French) from the Latin present participle constituēns.
=> stand, statue, status, statute
- constitute (v.)
- mid-15c., verb use of adjective constitute, "made up, formed" (late 14c.), from Latin constitutus "arranged, settled," past participle adjective from constituere "to cause to stand, set up, fix, place, establish, set in order; form something new; resolve," of persons, "to appoint to an office," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + statuere "to set," from PIE root *sta- "to stand," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing" (see stet). Related: Constituted; constituting.
- 1. Volunteers constitute more than 95% of The Center's work force.
- 2. Motherhood did not constitute much of an interruption to her career.
- 3. Testing patients without their consent would constitute a professional and legal offence.
- 4. Does such an activity constitute a criminal offence?
- 5. These small nations constitute an important grouping within the EU.
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