What is the meaning of make?

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noun

  • A recognizable kind.
    • usage: "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that"
  • The act of mixing cards haphazardly.

verb

  • Engage in.
    • usage: "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution"
    • synonyms: do
  • Give certain properties to something.
    • usage: "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"
  • Make or cause to be or to become.
    • usage: "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
  • Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner.
    • usage: "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"
  • Give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally.
    • usage: "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
  • Create or manufacture a man-made product.
    • usage: "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
  • Make, formulate, or derive in the mind.
    • usage: "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks"
  • Compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way.
    • usage: "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law"; "Heat makes you sweat"
  • Create by artistic means.
    • usage: "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses"
  • Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages.
    • usage: "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"
  • Create or design, often in a certain way.
    • usage: "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"
    • synonyms: do
  • (v.) ()
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  • Be or be capable of being changed or made into.
    • usage: "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father"
  • Make by shaping or bringing together constituents.
    • usage: "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"
  • Perform or carry out.
    • usage: "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call"
  • Make by combining materials and parts.
    • usage: "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
  • Change from one form into another.
    • usage: "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"
  • Act in a certain way so as to acquire.
    • usage: "make friends"; "make enemies"
  • Charge with a function; charge to be.
    • usage: "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
  • Achieve a point or goal.
    • usage: "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
  • Reach a destination, either real or abstract.
    • usage: "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"
  • Institute, enact, or establish.
    • usage: "make laws"
  • Carry out or commit.
    • usage: "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas"
  • Form by assembling individuals or constituents.
    • usage: "Make a quorum"
  • Organize or be responsible for.
    • usage: "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
  • Put in order or neaten.
    • usage: "make the bed"; "make up a room"
  • Head into a specified direction.
    • usage: "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
  • Have a bowel movement.
    • usage: "The dog had made in the flower beds"
  • Undergo fabrication or creation.
    • usage: "This wool makes into a nice sweater"
  • Be suitable for.
    • usage: "Wood makes good furniture"
  • Add up to.
    • usage: "four and four make eight"
  • Amount to.
    • usage: "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"
  • Constitute the essence of.
    • usage: "Clothes make the man"
  • Appear to begin an activity.
    • usage: "He made to speak but said nothing in the end"; "She made as if to say hello to us"
  • Proceed along a path.
    • usage: "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest"
  • Reach in time.
    • usage: "We barely made the plane"
  • Gather and light the materials for.
    • usage: "make a fire"
  • Prepare for eating by applying heat.
    • usage: "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
  • Induce to have sex.
    • usage: "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night"; "Harry made Sally"
  • Assure the success of.
    • usage: "A good review by this critic will make your play"
  • Represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like.
    • usage: "She makes like an actress"
  • Consider as being.
    • usage: "It wasn't the problem some people made it"
  • Calculate as being.
    • usage: "I make the height about 100 feet"
  • Cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable.
    • usage: "make my day"
  • Favor the development of.
    • usage: "Practice makes the winner"
  • Develop into.
    • usage: "He will make a splendid father"
  • Behave in a certain way.
    • usage: "make merry"
  • Eliminate urine.
    • usage: "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
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APAWordNet. (2010). make. Retrieved March 30, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/make/definitions/1293115
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