2012년 4월 22일 일요일

Dic: constitute

1 [V-LINK] no cont, V n △If something constitutes a particular thing, it can be regarded as being that thing.
1 [linking verb, not in progressive] △to be considered to be something.
1 linking verb. △(not used in the progressive tenses) to be considered to be something.

  • Testing patients without their consent would constitute a professional and legal offence... 
  • Failing to complete the work constitutes a breach of the employment contract. 
  • The rise in crime constitutes a threat to society.
  • Does such an activity constitute a criminal offense?
  • The increase in racial tension constitutes a threat to our society.
  • His action was interpreted as constituting a threat to the community.
.... COBUILD, LDOCE, OALD

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