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Make meaning

make - 49 dictionary results

  1. 1. develop into; " He will make a splendid father!"
  2. 2. cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; " make my day"
  3. 3. calculate as being; " I make the height about 100 feet"
  4. 4. consider as being; " It wasn't the problem some people made it"
  5. 5. 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?"
  6. 6. represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; " She makes like an actress"
  7. 7. assure the success of; " A good review by this critic will make your play!"
  8. 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. 9. make by shaping or bringing together constituents; " make a dress"; " make a cake"; " make a wall of stones"
  10. 10. organize or be responsible for; " hold a reception"; " have, throw, or make a party"; " give a course"
  11. 11. gather and light the materials for; " make a fire"
  12. 12. perform or carry out; " make a decision"; " make a move"; " make advances"; " make a phone call"
  13. 13. 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"
  14. 14. reach in time; " We barely made the plane"
  15. 15. proceed along a path; " work one's way through the crowd"; " make one's way into the forest"
  16. 16. head into a specified direction; " The escaped convict took to the hills"; " We made for the mountains"
  17. 17. appear to begin an activity; " He made to speak but said nothing i the end"; " She made a if to say hello to us"
  18. 18. achieve a point or goal; " Nicklaus had a 70"; " The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; " She made 29 points that day"
  19. 19. carry out or commit; " make a mistake"; " commit a faux- pas"
  20. 20. form by assembling individuals or constituents; " Make a quorum"; " The branches made a roof"
  21. 21. constitute the essence of; " Clothes make the man"
  22. 22. amount to; " This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"
  23. 23. be or be capable of being changed or made into; " He makes a great host"; " He will make a fine father"
  24. 24. add up to; " four and four make eight"
  25. 25. be suitable for; " Wood makes good furniture"
  26. 26. A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife.
  27. 27. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create.
  28. 28. To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain form; to construct; to fabricate.
  29. 29. To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.
  30. 30. To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc.
  31. 31. To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an error; to make a loss; to make money.
  32. 32. To find, as the result of calculation or computation; to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over; as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the distance in one day.
  33. 33. To put a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive.
  34. 34. To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast.
  35. 35. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent.
  36. 36. To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.
  37. 37. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to.
  38. 38. To be engaged or concerned in.
  39. 39. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of.
  40. 40. To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.
  41. 41. To increase; to augment; to accrue.
  42. 42. To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.
  43. 43. Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form.
  44. 44. To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; - often with up; as, to make up a story.
  45. 45. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; - followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive.
  46. 46. To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; - often in the phrase to meddle or make.
  47. 47. To tend; to contribute; to have effect; - with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage.
  48. 48. Shape; texture.
  49. 49. To form; produce; cause to be; compel; gain; attain.

make - examples of usage

  1. You can make them go. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. You can make them see it." - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. She knew that she could make him understand and answer. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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