constellate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: scatter or intersperse like dots or studs

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[theme] CONSTELLATE NP2[location]

The hills were constellated with lights.
This is the time when the Paris theaters are constellated with electroliers and blossoming with lamps.
The ancient mirrors were constellated with bullet holes.
Stars constellated the black water beneath.
The roses constellated the dark green of their tangled leaves.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: constellate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: form a constellation or cluster

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent] CONSTELLATE NP2[theme] (PP[destination]) (PP[predicate]) NP1[theme] CONSTELLATE (PP[location|destination])

The poets constellate in this town every summer.
You'll get into another relationship all right, but the same issues will constellate.
D has a certain feeling because of the way the other chords constellate around it.
Werthheimer discussed our innate tendency to constellate, to see as "belonging together" elements that look alike.
Kemper watched cliques constellate and dissolve.
In quasi-ritual actions he constellated symbolic objects and worked with substances.
Pixels constellated as an image of printed text.
They can be constellated as a single discursive body only because I've read them in a certain way.
The ego is the sum of our habits constellated into a cohesive entity.

VerbNet: classify-29.10
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: constellate.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3