Definition of constellate in English:

constellate

verb

literary
  • Form or cause to form into a cluster or group; gather together.

    no object ‘the towns and valleys where people constellate’
    with object ‘their stories were never constellated’
    • ‘You know, certain people are just more coherent than others, and maybe when they die, they don't get all blown apart, but have constellated a bunch of things around a certain core element of soul, and that inhabits something new.’
    • ‘Margaret, the protagonist and instigator, is a Caribbean immigrant who embodies a form of diasporic consciousness that seamlessly constellates Canada, America, and the West Indies.’
    • ‘One of the many folk songs constellated around the full-scale Byzantine epic of Dhiyenis Akritas has the hero telling how he passed through ‘the mountains of Araby, the Syrian gorges’ with ‘my four-foot sword, my three-fathom spear’.’
    • ‘His accounts of object related internal objects, unconscious phantasies and mental mechanism are constellated around two categories of functioning, called positions.’
    • ‘Its basically a pictorial guided to psychology, and is meant to help you interpret how these things are constellated in you, what forces are being brought to bear invisibly, etc.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from late Latin constellatus, from con- ‘together’ + stellatus ‘arranged like a star’.

Pronunciation

constellate

/ˈkɑnstəleɪt//ˈkänstəlāt/