Definition of Make sure

1. Verb. Make a point of doing something; act purposefully and intentionally.

Exact synonyms: Make A Point
Generic synonyms: Act, Move

Definition of Make sure

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To verify; to recheck; to use extra care or caution. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Make Sure

make room
make semblant
make sense
make short work of
make somebody's hair curl
make someone's blood boil
make someone's blood run cold
make someone's day
make someone's hair curl
make someone's jaw drop
make someone's nipples ache
make someone's skin crawl
make someone's teeth itch
make someone cry
make something of oneself
make sure (current term)
make the bed
make the blood run cold
make the cut
make the grade
make the most of
make the perfect the enemy of the good
make the rounds
make the welkin ring
make time
make to
make tracks
make tracks for
make unnecessary

Literary usage of Make sure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"... Descend and cross the river's bed Where rises yonder cliff so gray." ' Do thou,' said Bertram, ' lead the way.' Then muttered, ' It is best make sure; ..."

2. The Prairie: A Tale by James Fenimore Cooper (1898)
"... for many long and weary minutes, in order to make sure that he was no longer watched. Though his body lay so motionless, his active mind was not idle. ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1878)
"... so far as in him Нее, to make sure that your individual efforts shall be properly directed, and that as little energy as possible shall be wasted by any ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1881)
"As the treatment of diseases can make sure advances only on sound acquisitions in physiological pathology, we may draw from the advance in hepatic ..."

5. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"... most familiar to his intended audience, make sure of fulfilling the second condition; and it is equally obvious that, in order to effect this purpose, ..."

6. Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford by William Cobbett (1908)
"The advantages of transplanting are, first, you make sure of a crop in spite of fly : and, second, you have six weeks, or two months longer, to prepare your ..."

7. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1906)
"If this portion were removed it would be extremely difficult to make sure whether the berg had turned over or not. To argue that such icebergs as those ..."

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