1. constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be

usage: form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "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"

2. appoint, name, nominate, constitute, establish, found, plant, constitute, institute

usage: create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"

3. form, constitute, make, constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be

usage: to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"

4. establish, found, plant, constitute, institute, initiate, pioneer

usage: set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"


1. established (vs. unestablished), constituted, deep-rooted, deep-seated, implanted, ingrained, planted, entrenched, grooved, well-grooved, legitimate, official, recognized, recognised, self-constituted, self-established

usage: brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established; "the established social order"; "distrust the constituted authority"; "a team established as a member of a major league"; "enjoyed his prestige as an established writer"; "an established precedent"; "the established Church"

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