Definitions of make:
  • noun:   a recognizable kind
    Example: "What make of car is that?"
  • noun:   the act of mixing cards haphazardly
  • verb:   proceed along a path
    Example: "Make one's way into the forest"
  • verb:   appear to begin an activity
  • verb:   engage in
    Example: "Make love, not war"
  • verb:   carry out or commit
    Example: "Make a mistake"
  • verb:   form by assembling individuals or constituents
    Example: "Make a quorum"
  • verb:   constitute the essence of
    Example: "Clothes make the man"
  • verb:   amount to
    Example: "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"
  • verb:   be or be capable of being changed or made into
    Example: "He makes a great host"
  • verb:   put in order or neaten
    Example: "Make the bed"
  • verb:   add up to
    Example: "Four and four make eight"
  • verb:   be suitable for
    Example: "Wood makes good furniture"
  • verb:   undergo fabrication or creation
    Example: "This wool makes into a nice sweater"
  • verb:   develop into
    Example: "He will make a splendid father!"
  • verb:   change from one form into another
    Example: "Make water into wine"
  • verb:   favor the development of
    Example: "Practice makes the winner"
  • verb:   cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable
    Example: "Make my day"
  • verb:   calculate as being
    Example: "I make the height about 100 feet"
  • verb:   consider as being
  • verb:   eliminate urine
  • verb:   represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
    Example: "She makes like an actress"
  • verb:   assure the success of
    Example: "A good review by this critic will make your play!"
  • verb:   behave in a certain way
    Example: "Make merry"
  • verb:   give certain properties to something
    Example: "Don't make this into a big deal"
  • verb:   act in a certain way so as to acquire
    Example: "Make friends"
  • verb:   make or cause to be or to become
    Example: "Make a mess in one's office"
  • verb:   compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way
    Example: "Heat makes you sweat"
  • verb:   make by shaping or bringing together constituents
    Example: "Make a dress"
  • verb:   gather and light the materials for
    Example: "Make a fire"
  • verb:   perform or carry out
    Example: "Make a decision"
  • verb:   reach in time
  • verb:   head into a specified direction
  • verb:   make, formulate, or derive in the mind
    Example: "Make an estimate"
  • verb:   create or design, often in a certain way
  • verb:   create or manufacture a man-made product
  • verb:   create by artistic means
  • verb:   reach a destination, either real or abstract
  • verb:   reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"
    Example: "She may not make the grade"
  • verb:   achieve a point or goal
  • verb:   charge with a function; charge to be
  • verb:   to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
    Example: "This makes a fine introduction"
  • verb:   institute, enact, or establish
    Example: "Make laws"
  • verb:   induce to have sex
  • verb:   give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
    Example: "Make a stir"
  • verb:   make by combining materials and parts
  • verb:   earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    Example: "How much do you make a month in your new job?"
  • verb:   prepare for eating by applying heat
    Example: "Can you make me an omelette?"
  • verb:   organize or be responsible for
    Example: "Have, throw, or make a party"
  • verb:   cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
  • verb:   have a bowel movement

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