[v] set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
[v] charge with a task or function; "appoint someone president"; "nominate a committee"
[v] 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"
[v] to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
appoint, be, comprise, establish, found, institute, make up, name, nominate, plant, represent