Definition: set up or lay the groundwork for
Usage: establish a new department
Definition: create and charge with a task or function
Usage: nominate a committee
Definition: form or compose
Usage: 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
Definition: to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
Usage: The branches made a roof; This makes a fine introduction