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Definition of 'make'

Noun

  1. a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?"
       Synonyms: brand
  2. the act of mixing cards haphazardly
       Synonyms: shuffle shuffling

Verb

  1. engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution"
       Synonyms: do
  2. give certain properties to something; "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"
       Synonyms: get
  3. make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
       Synonyms: create
  4. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "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"
       Synonyms: induce stimulate cause have get
  5. give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
       Synonyms: cause do
  6. create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
       Synonyms: produce create
  7. make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?"
       Synonyms: draw
  8. compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat"
  9. create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses"
       Synonyms: create
  10. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "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"
       Synonyms: gain take in clear earn realize realise pull in bring in
  11. create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"
       Synonyms: do
       Antonyms: unmake undo
  12. to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
       Synonyms: form constitute
  13. reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"
       Synonyms: reach get to progress to
  14. be or be capable of being changed or made into; "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father"
  15. make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"
  16. perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call"
  17. make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
       Synonyms: construct build
  18. change from one form into another; "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"
  19. act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies"
  20. charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
       Synonyms: name nominate
  21. achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
       Synonyms: have get
  22. reach a destination, either real or abstract; "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"
       Synonyms: reach attain hit arrive at gain
  23. institute, enact, or establish; "make laws"
       Synonyms: lay down establish
  24. carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas"
  25. add up to; "four and four make eight"
  26. form by assembling individuals or constituents; "Make a quorum"
  27. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
       Synonyms: hold throw have give
  28. prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
       Synonyms: cook fix ready prepare
  29. put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room"
       Synonyms: make up
  30. head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
       Synonyms: take
  31. have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds"
       Synonyms: stool defecate ca-ca crap
  32. undergo fabrication or creation; "This wool makes into a nice sweater"
  33. be suitable for; "Wood makes good furniture"
  34. amount to; "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"
  35. constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man"
  36. appear to begin an activity; "He made to speak but said nothing in the end"; "She made as if to say hello to us"
  37. proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest"
       Synonyms: work
  38. reach in time; "We barely made the plane"
  39. gather and light the materials for; "make a fire"
  40. induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally"
       Synonyms: seduce score
  41. assure the success of; "A good review by this critic will make your play!"
       Antonyms: break
  42. represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"
       Synonyms: pretend make believe
  43. consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it"
  44. calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet"
  45. cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; "make my day"
  46. favor the development of; "Practice makes the winner"
  47. develop into; "He will make a splendid father!"
  48. behave in a certain way; "make merry"
  49. eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
       Synonyms: urinate piddle puddle micturate piss pee pee-pee make water relieve oneself take a leak spend a penny wee wee-wee pass water


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