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make - Dictionary definition and meaning for word make

Definition
(noun) a recognizable kind
Synonyms : brand
Example Sentence
  • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
  • what make of car is that?

Definition
(noun) the act of mixing cards haphazardly
Synonyms : shuffle , shuffling

Definition
(verb) engage in
Synonyms : do
Example Sentence
  • make love, not war
  • make an effort
  • do research
  • do nothing
  • make revolution

Definition
(verb) give certain properties to something
Synonyms : get
Example Sentence
  • get someone mad
  • She made us look silly
  • He made a fool of himself at the meeting
  • Don't make this into a big deal
  • This invention will make you a millionaire
  • Make yourself clear

Definition
(verb) make or cause to be or to become
Synonyms : create
Example Sentence
  • make a mess in one's office
  • create a furor

Definition
(verb) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
Synonyms : cause , get , have , induce , stimulate
Example Sentence
  • The ads induced me to buy a VCR
  • My children finally got me to buy a computer
  • My wife made me buy a new sofa

Definition
(verb) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
Synonyms : cause , do
Example Sentence
  • cause a commotion
  • make a stir
  • cause an accident

Definition
(verb) create or manufacture a man-made product
Synonyms : create , produce
Example Sentence
  • We produce more cars than we can sell
  • The company has been making toys for two centuries

Definition
(verb) make, formulate, or derive in the mind
Synonyms : draw
Example Sentence
  • I draw a line here
  • draw a conclusion
  • draw parallels
  • make an estimate
  • What do you make of his remarks?

Definition
(verb) compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way
Example Sentence
  • People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!
  • Heat makes you sweat

Definition
(verb) create by artistic means
Synonyms : create
Example Sentence
  • create a poem
  • Schoenberg created twelve-tone music
  • Picasso created Cubism
  • Auden made verses

Definition
(verb) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
Synonyms : bring in , clear , earn , gain , pull in , realise , realize , take in
Example Sentence
  • How much do you make a month in your new job?
  • She earns a lot in her new job
  • this merger brought in lots of money
  • He clears $5,000 each month

Definition
(verb) create or design, often in a certain way
Synonyms : do
Example Sentence
  • Do my room in blue
  • I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest

Definition
(verb) to compose or represent:
Synonyms : constitute , form
Example Sentence
  • This wall forms the background of the stage setting
  • The branches made a roof
  • This makes a fine introduction

Definition
(verb) reach a goal, e.g.,
Synonyms : get to , progress to , reach
Example Sentence
  • make the first team
  • We made it!
  • She may not make the grade

Definition
(verb) be or be capable of being changed or made into
Example Sentence
  • He makes a great host
  • He will make a fine father

Definition
(verb) make by shaping or bringing together constituents
Example Sentence
  • make a dress
  • make a cake
  • make a wall of stones

Definition
(verb) perform or carry out
Example Sentence
  • make a decision
  • make a move
  • make advances
  • make a phone call

Definition
(verb) make by combining materials and parts
Synonyms : build , construct
Example Sentence
  • this little pig made his house out of straw
  • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

Definition
(verb) change from one form into another
Example Sentence
  • make water into wine
  • make lead into gold
  • make clay into bricks

Definition
(verb) act in a certain way so as to acquire
Example Sentence
  • make friends
  • make enemies

Definition
(verb) charge with a function; charge to be
Synonyms : name , nominate
Example Sentence
  • She was named Head of the Committee
  • She was made president of the club

Definition
(verb) achieve a point or goal
Synonyms : get , have
Example Sentence
  • Nicklaus had a 70
  • The Brazilian team got 4 goals
  • She made 29 points that day

Definition
(verb) reach a destination, either real or abstract
Synonyms : arrive at , attain , gain , hit , reach
Example Sentence
  • We hit Detroit by noon
  • The water reached the doorstep
  • We barely made it to the finish line
  • I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts

Definition
(verb) institute, enact, or establish
Synonyms : establish , lay down
Example Sentence
  • make laws

Definition
(verb) carry out or commit
Example Sentence
  • make a mistake
  • commit a faux-pas

Definition
(verb) form by assembling individuals or constituents
Example Sentence
  • Make a quorum

Definition
(verb) organize or be responsible for
Synonyms : give , have , hold , throw
Example Sentence
  • hold a reception
  • have, throw, or make a party
  • give a course

Definition
(verb) put in order or neaten
Synonyms : make up
Example Sentence
  • make the bed
  • make up a room

Definition
(verb) head into a specified direction
Synonyms : take
Example Sentence
  • The escaped convict took to the hills
  • We made for the mountains

Definition
(verb) have a bowel movement
Example Sentence
  • The dog had made in the flower beds

Definition
(verb) undergo fabrication or creation
Example Sentence
  • This wool makes into a nice sweater

Definition
(verb) be suitable for
Example Sentence
  • Wood makes good furniture

Definition
(verb) add up to
Example Sentence
  • four and four make eight

Definition
(verb) amount to
Example Sentence
  • This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living

Definition
(verb) constitute the essence of
Example Sentence
  • Clothes make the man

Definition
(verb) appear to begin an activity
Example Sentence
  • He made to speak but said nothing in the end
  • She made as if to say hello to us

Definition
(verb) proceed along a path
Synonyms : work
Example Sentence
  • work one's way through the crowd
  • make one's way into the forest

Definition
(verb) reach in time
Example Sentence
  • We barely made the plane

Definition
(verb) gather and light the materials for
Example Sentence
  • make a fire

Definition
(verb) prepare for eating by applying heat
Synonyms : cook , fix , prepare , ready
Example Sentence
  • Cook me dinner, please
  • can you make me an omelette?
  • fix breakfast for the guests, please

Definition
(verb) induce to have sex
Synonyms : score , seduce
Example Sentence
  • Harry finally seduced Sally
  • Did you score last night?
  • Harry made Sally

Definition
(verb) assure the success of
Example Sentence
  • A good review by this critic will make your play!

Definition
(verb) represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
Synonyms : make believe , pretend
Example Sentence
  • She makes like an actress

Definition
(verb) consider as being
Example Sentence
  • It wasn't the problem some people made it

Definition
(verb) calculate as being
Example Sentence
  • I make the height about 100 feet

Definition
(verb) cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable
Example Sentence
  • make my day

Definition
(verb) favor the development of
Example Sentence
  • Practice makes the winner

Definition
(verb) develop into
Example Sentence
  • He will make a splendid father!

Definition
(verb) behave in a certain way
Example Sentence
  • make merry

Definition
(verb) eliminate urine
Example Sentence
  • Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

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