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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