Definition of Make

1. Noun. A recognizable kind. "What make of car is that?"

Exact synonyms: Brand
Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety

2. Verb. Engage in. "Make revolution"
Exact synonyms: Do
Specialized synonyms: Exaggerate, Overdo

3. Noun. The act of mixing cards haphazardly.
Exact synonyms: Shuffle, Shuffling
Generic synonyms: Reordering
Specialized synonyms: Reshuffle, Reshuffling, Riffle
Group relationships: Card Game, Cards
Derivative terms: Shuffle, Shuffle

4. Verb. Give certain properties to something. "Make yourself clear"
Exact synonyms: Get
Specialized synonyms: Render, Get, Have, Let, Leave
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

5. Verb. Make or cause to be or to become. "Create a furor"

6. Verb. Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner. "They make him to write the letter"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

7. Verb. Give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally. "Cause an accident"

8. Verb. Create or manufacture a man-made product. "Sam and Sue make the movie "; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

9. Verb. Make, formulate, or derive in the mind. "What do you make of his remarks?"
Exact synonyms: Draw
Generic synonyms: Create By Mental Act, Create Mentally

10. Verb. Compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way. "Heat makes you sweat"
Generic synonyms: Cause, Do
Specialized synonyms: Drive

11. Verb. Create by artistic means. "Sam and Sue make the movie "; "Auden made verses"
Exact synonyms: Create
Generic synonyms: Create
Specialized synonyms: Do, Design, Design
Related verbs: Create, Produce
Derivative terms: Creation, Creative, Creative, Making

12. Verb. Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages. "They make the money "; "He clears $5,000 each month"
Exact synonyms: Bring In, Clear, Earn, Gain, Pull In, Realise, Realize, Take In
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Eke Out, Squeeze Out, Profit, Turn A Profit, Rake Off, Bring Home, Take Home, Rake In, Shovel In, Gross, Bear, Pay, Yield
Related verbs: Clear, Net, Sack, Sack Up
Derivative terms: Earner, Gainer

13. Verb. Create or design, often in a certain way. "Did he make his major works over a short period of time?"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"
Exact synonyms: Do
Generic synonyms: Create
Antonyms: Unmake

14. Verb. To compose or represent:. "This makes a fine introduction"
Exact synonyms: Constitute, Form
Generic synonyms: Be, Comprise, Constitute, Make Up, Represent
Specialized synonyms: Chelate, Add
Derivative terms: Constituent, Constitution, Form

15. Verb. Reach a goal, e.g.,. "She may not make the grade"
Exact synonyms: Get To, Progress To, Reach
Generic synonyms: Accomplish, Achieve, Attain, Reach
Derivative terms: Reaching

16. Verb. Be or be capable of being changed or made into. "He will make a fine father"
Generic synonyms: Become

17. Verb. Make by shaping or bringing together constituents. "Make a wall of stones"

18. Verb. Perform or carry out. "Make a phone call"
Generic synonyms: Do, Execute, Perform
Specialized synonyms: Pay
Related verbs: Do

19. Verb. Make by combining materials and parts. "The men make the bookshelves"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

20. Verb. Change from one form into another. "Make clay into bricks"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

21. Verb. Act in a certain way so as to acquire. "Make enemies"
Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do
Related verbs: Bring In, Clear, Earn, Gain, Pull In, Realise, Realize, Take In, Get, Have

22. Verb. Charge with a function; charge to be. "They make him to write the letter"; "She was made president of the club"
Exact synonyms: Name, Nominate
Specialized synonyms: Rename
Generic synonyms: Appoint, Charge
Derivative terms: Naming, Nomination, Nominative

23. Verb. Achieve a point or goal. "She made 29 points that day"
Exact synonyms: Get, Have
Generic synonyms: Hit, Rack Up, Score, Tally

24. Verb. Reach a destination, either real or abstract. "They make the hill"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

25. Verb. Institute, enact, or establish. "Make laws"
Exact synonyms: Establish, Lay Down
Specialized synonyms: Mark, Set
Generic synonyms: Create

26. Verb. Carry out or commit. "Commit a faux-pas"
Generic synonyms: Commit, Perpetrate, Pull

27. Verb. Form by assembling individuals or constituents. "Make a quorum"
Generic synonyms: Assemble, Gather, Get Together

28. Verb. Organize or be responsible for. "Give a course"
Exact synonyms: Give, Have, Hold, Throw
Generic synonyms: Direct

29. Verb. Put in order or neaten. "Make up a room"
Exact synonyms: Make Up
Generic synonyms: Clean Up, Neaten, Square Away, Straighten, Straighten Out, Tidy, Tidy Up

30. Verb. Head into a specified direction. "We made for the mountains"
Exact synonyms: Take
Generic synonyms: Head

31. Verb. Have a bowel movement. "The dog had made in the flower beds"

32. Verb. Undergo fabrication or creation. "This wool makes into a nice sweater"
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Making, Making

33. Verb. Be suitable for. "Wood makes good furniture"
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Making

34. Verb. Add up to. "Four and four make eight"
Category relationships: Arithmetic
Generic synonyms: Add Up, Amount, Come, Number, Total

35. Verb. Amount to. "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"
Generic synonyms: Amount

36. Verb. Constitute the essence of. "Clothes make the man"
Generic synonyms: Be, Comprise, Constitute, Make Up, Represent

37. Verb. Appear to begin an activity. "She made as if to say hello to us"
Generic synonyms: Appear, Look, Seem

38. Verb. Proceed along a path. "They make up the hill"; "Make one's way into the forest"
Exact synonyms: Work
Specialized synonyms: Claw, Jostle, Bushwhack
Generic synonyms: Go Across, Go Through, Pass
Related verbs: Work

39. Verb. Reach in time. "We barely made the plane"
Generic synonyms: Arrive At, Attain, Gain, Hit, Reach
Related verbs: Arrive At, Attain, Gain, Hit, Reach

40. Verb. Gather and light the materials for. "Make a fire"

41. Verb. Prepare for eating by applying heat. "The chefs make the vegetables"; "Fix breakfast for the guests, please"

42. Verb. Induce to have sex. "Harry made Sally"

43. Verb. Assure the success of. "A good review by this critic will make your play!"
Generic synonyms: Assure, Ensure, Guarantee, Insure, Secure
Antonyms: Break

44. Verb. Represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like. "She makes like an actress"
Exact synonyms: Make Believe, Pretend
Related verbs: Affect, Dissemble, Feign, Pretend, Sham
Specialized synonyms: Go Through The Motions
Generic synonyms: Act, Play, Represent
Derivative terms: Make-believe, Pretend

45. Verb. Consider as being. "It wasn't the problem some people made it"
Generic synonyms: Consider, Reckon, Regard, See, View

46. Verb. Calculate as being. "I make the height about 100 feet"
Generic synonyms: Approximate, Estimate, Gauge, Guess, Judge
Related verbs: Draw

47. Verb. Cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable. "Make my day"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

48. Verb. Favor the development of. "Practice makes the winner"
Generic synonyms: Develop

49. Verb. Develop into. "He will make a splendid father!"
Generic synonyms: Develop, Grow
Derivative terms: Making

50. Verb. Behave in a certain way. "Make merry"
Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do

51. Verb. Eliminate urine. "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"

Definition of Make

1. n. A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife.

2. v. t. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create.

3. v. i. 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.

4. n. Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form.

Definition of Make

1. Verb. (intransitive now mostly colloquial) To behave, to act. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To create, construct(,) or produce. ¹

3. Verb. (linguistics transitive) To form (e.g. a word out of morphemes, or a sentence out of words). ¹

4. Verb. To constitute. ¹

5. Verb. (context: construed with ''of'' typically interrogative) To interpret. ¹

6. Verb. (context: usually stressed) To bring into success. ¹

7. Verb. (context: second object is an adjective, participle(,) or noun) To cause to be. ¹

8. Verb. (context: second object is a verb) To cause to do. ¹

9. Verb. (context: second object is a verb can be stressed for emphasis or clarity) To force to do. ¹

10. Verb. (context: of a fact) To indicate or suggest to be. ¹

11. Verb. (context: of a bed) To cover neatly with bedclothes. ¹

12. Verb. (slang of a person being sought) To recognise (without being recognised in return). ¹

13. Verb. (transitive colloquial) To arrive at a destination, usually at or by a certain time. ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive colloquial) To proceed (in a direction). ¹

15. Verb. To cover (a given distance) by travelling. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

16. Verb. To move at (a speed). (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

17. Verb. (slang) To induct into the Mafia or a similar organization (as a made man). ¹

18. Verb. (intransitive colloquial euphemistic) To defecate or urinate. ¹

19. Verb. To earn, to gain (money). ¹

20. Verb. (transitive) To pay, to cover (an expense); (non-gloss definition chiefly used after expressions of inability.) ¹

21. Verb. ¹

22. Noun. (context: often of a car) Brand or kind; ''often paired with'' model. (jump brand s t) ¹

23. Noun. How a thing is made; construction. (jump construction s) ¹

24. Noun. Origin of a manufactured article; manufacture. (jump origin s) ¹

25. Noun. Quantity produced, especially of materials. (jump quantity produced s) ¹

26. Noun. (dated) The act or process of making something, especially in industrial manufacturing. (jump act or process of making s) ¹

27. Noun. A person's character or disposition. (jump personal character s) ¹

28. Noun. (bridge) The declaration of the trump for a hand. ¹

29. Noun. (physics) The closing of an electrical circuit. (jump closing circuit s) ¹

30. Noun. (computing) A software utility for automatically building large applications, or an implementation of this utility. ¹

31. Noun. (slang) Recognition or identification, especially from police records or evidence. (jump recognition s) ¹

32. Noun. (slang usually in phrase "easy make") Past or future target of seduction (usually female). (jump target of seduction s) ¹

33. Noun. (slang military) A promotion. ¹

34. Noun. (dialectal) Mate; a spouse or companion. ¹

35. Noun. (British obsolete) A halfpenny. ¹

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Definition of Make

1. to cause to exist [v MADE, MAKING, MAKES] : MAKABLE, MAKEABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Make

1. A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife. "For in this world no woman is Worthy to be my make." (Chaucer) Origin: AS. Maca, gemaca. See Match. 1. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create. Hence, in various specific uses or applications: To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain form; to construct; to fabricate. "He . . . Fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf." (Ex. Xxxii. 4) To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; often with up; as, to make up a story. "And Art, with her contending, doth aspire To excel the natural with made delights." (Spenser) 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. "Call for Samson, that he may make us sport." (Judg. Xvi. 25) "Wealth maketh many friends." (Prov. Xix. 4) "I will neither plead my age nor sickness in excuse of the faults which I have made." (Dryden) To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc. 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. "He accuseth Neptune unjustly who makes shipwreck a second time." (Bacon) 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. To put a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive. "Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown." (Dryden) 2. 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. "Who made thee a prince and a judge over us?" (Ex. Ii. 14) "See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh." (Ex. Vii. 1) When used reflexively with an adjective, the reflexive pronoun is often omitted; as, to make merry; to make bold; to make free, etc. 3. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent. "He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make him." (Baker) 4. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive. In the active voice the to of the infinitive is usually omitted. "I will make them hear my words." (Deut. Iv. 10) "They should be made to rise at their early hour." (Locke) 5. 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. "And old cloak makes a new jerkin." (Shak) 6. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to. "The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea, Make but one temple for the Deity." (Waller) 7. To be engaged or concerned in. "Gomez, what makest thou here, with a whole brotherhood of city bailiffs?" (Dryden) 8. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of. "And make the Libyan shores." "They that sail in the middle can make no land of either side." (Sir T. Browne) To make a bed, to prepare a bed for being slept on, or to put it in order. To make a card, to take a trick with it. To make account. See Account, To make account of, to esteem; to regard. To make away. To put out of the way; to kill; to destroy. "If a child were crooked or deformed in body or mind, they made him away." (Burton) To alienate; to transfer; to make over. To make believe, to pretend; to feign; to simulate. To make bold, to take the liberty; to venture. To make the cards, to fail to appear or answer. To make the doors, to shut the door. "Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out at the casement." (Shak) - To make free with. See Free, To make good. See Good. To make head, to make headway. To make light of. See Light, To make little of. To belittle. To accomplish easily. To make love to. See Love, To make meat, to cure meat in the open air. To make merry, to feast; to be joyful or jovial. To make much of, to treat with much consideration, attention, or fondness; to value highly. To make no bones. See Bone, To make no difference, to have no weight or influence; to be a matter of indifference. To make no doubt, to have no doubt. To make no matter, to have no weight or importance; to make no difference. To make oath, to swear, as to the truth of something, in a prescribed form of law. To make of. To understand or think concerning; as, not to know what to make of the news. To pay attention to; to cherish; to esteem; to account. "Makes she no more of me than of a slave." . To make one's law To increase the quantity of sail already extended. To set sail. To make shift, to manage by expedients; as, they made shift to do without it. To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost; to go or drift backward. To make strange, to act in an unfriendly manner or as if surprised; to treat as strange; as, to make strange of a request or suggestion. To make suit to, to endeavor to gain the favor of; to court. To make sure. See Sure. To make up. To collect into a sum or mass; as, to make up the amount of rent; to make up a bundle or package. To reconcile; to compose; as, to make up a difference or quarrel. To supply what is wanting in; to complete; as, a dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum. To compose, as from ingredients or parts; to shape, prepare, or fabricate; as, to make up a mass into pills; to make up a story. "He was all made up of love and charms!" (Addison) To compensate; to make good; as, to make up a loss. To adjust, or to arrange for settlement; as, to make up accounts. To dress and paint for a part, as an actor; as, he was well made up. To make up a face, to distort the face as an expression of pain or derision. To make up one's mind, to reach a mental determination; to resolve. To make water. To leak. To urinate. To make way, or To make one's way. To make progress; to advance. To open a passage; to clear the way. To make words, to multiply words. Origin: OE. Maken, makien, AS. Macian; akin to OS. Makn, OFries. Makia, D. Maken, G. Machen, OHG. Mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. Mage. Cf. Match an equal. 1. 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. "A scurvy, jack-a-nape priest to meddle or make." (Shak) 2. To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen. Formerly, authors used to make on, to make forth, to make about; but these phrases are obsolete. We now say, to make at, to make away, to make for, to make off, to make toward, etc. 3. To tend; to contribute; to have effect; with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage. "Follow after the things which make for peace." (Rom. Xiv. 19) "Considerations infinite Do make against it." (Shak) 4. To increase; to augment; to accrue. 5. To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify. "To solace him some time, as I do when I make." (P. Plowman) To make as if, or To make as though, to pretend that; to make show that; to make believe (see under Make,). "Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled." (Josh. Viii. 15) "My lord of London maketh as though he were greatly displeased with me." (Latimer) To make at, to go toward hastily, or in a hostile manner; to attack. To make away with. To carry off. To transfer or alienate; hence, to spend; to dissipate. To kill; to destroy. To make off, to go away suddenly. To make out, to succeed; to be able at last; to make shift; as, he made out to reconcile the contending parties. To make up, to become reconciled or friendly. To make up for, to compensate for; to supply an equivalent for. To make up to. To approach; as, a suspicious boat made up to us. To pay addresses to; to make love to. To make up with, to become reconciled to. To make with, to concur or agree with. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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