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make (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) obsolete - behave act
b) to begin or seem to begin (an action) - made to go
2.
a) to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone - made trouble for us
b) to cause to exist, occur, or appear - create make a disturbance
c) to favor the growth or occurrence of - haste makes waste
d) to fit, intend, or destine by or as if by creating - was made to be an actor
3.
a) to bring into being by forming, shaping, or altering material - fashion make a dress
b) - compose write make verses
c) to lay out and construct - make a road
4.
to frame or formulate in the mind - make plans
5.
to put together from components - constitute houses made of stone
6.
a) to compute or estimate to be
b) to form and hold in the mind - make no doubt of it
7.
a) to assemble and set alight the materials for (a fire)
b) to set in order - make beds
c) - prepare fix make dinner
d) to shuffle (a deck of cards) in preparation for dealing
8.
to prepare (hay) by cutting, drying, and storing
9.
a) to cause to be or become - made them happy makes it possible
b) - appoint made him bishop
10.
a) - enact establish make laws
b) to execute in an appropriate manner - make a will
c) - set name make a price
11.
a) chiefly dialect - shut the doors are made against you Shakespeare
b) to cause (an electric circuit) to be completed
12.
a) to conclude as to the nature or meaning of something - what do you make of this development?
b) to regard as being - not the fool some make him
13.
a) to carry out (an action indicated or implied by the object) - make war make a speech make a detour
b) to perform with a bodily movement - make a sweeping gesture
14.
a) to produce as a result of action, effort, or behavior with respect to something - make a mess of the job tried to make a thorough job of it
b) archaic to turn into another language by translation
15.
to cause to act in a certain way - compel make her give it back
16.
to cause or assure the success or prosperity of - can either make you or break you
17.
a) to amount to in significance - makes a great difference
b) to form the essential being of - clothes make the man
c) to form by an assembling of individuals - make a quorum
d) to count as - that makes the third time you've said it
18.
a) to be or be capable of being changed or fashioned into - rags make the best paper
b) to develop into - she will make a fine judge
c) - form
19.
a) - reach attain made port before the storm often used with it you'll never make it that far
b) to gain the rank of - make major
c) to gain a place on or in - make the team the story made the papers
d) to succeed in providing or obtaining - make bail
20.
to gain (as money) by working, trading, or dealing - make a living
21.
a) to act so as to earn or acquire - makes friends easily makes poor grades
b) to score in a game or sport - make a field goal make a birdie
c) to convert (a split) into a spare in bowling
d) to succeed in holing - make a putt
22.
a) to fulfill (a contract) in a card game
b) to win a trick with (a card)
23.
a) to include in a route or itinerary - make New York on the return trip often used with it make it to the party
b) - catch made the bus just in time
24.
to persuade to consent to sexual intercourse - seduce
25.
intransitive verb
to provide the most enjoyable or satisfying experience of - meeting the star of the show really made our day
1.
archaic to compose poetry
2.
a) - behave act
b) to begin or seem to begin a certain action - made as though to hand it to me
c) to act so as to be or to seem to be - make merry
d) slang to play a part - usually used with like
3.
- set out head made after the fox made straight for home
4.
to increase in height or size - the tide is making now
5.
to reach or extend in a certain direction
6.
to have considerable effect - courtesy makes for safer driving
7.
to undergo manufacture or processing - the silk makes up beautifully
make (noun)
1.
a) the manner or style in which a thing is constructed
b) - brand
2.
the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person - men of his make are rare
3.
a) the action of producing or manufacturing
b) the actual yield or amount produced over a specified period - output
4.
the act of shuffling cards , also turn to shuffle
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
make (verb)
1.
to bring into being by combining, shaping, or transforming materials
SYNONIMS:
fabricate, fashion, form, frame, manufacture, produce
RELATED WORDS:
assemble, build, construct, erect, make up, put up, raise, rear, set up, structure, throw up; craft, handcraft; hew; forge, mold, shape; cobble (together up), knock out, patch (together), throw up; prefabricate; create, invent, mint, originate; establish, father, institute, organize; concoct, contrive, cook (up), design, devise, imagine, think (up); conceive, envisage, picture, visualize; refashion, remake, remanufacture
put together
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disassemble, dismantle, take apart; break up, dismember; abolish, annihilate, demolish, destroy, devastate, eradicate, exterminate, extinguish, flatten, pulverize, raze, ruin, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode
make (verb)
2.
to obtain (as a goal) through effort
SYNONIMS:
attain, bag, chalk up, clock (up), gain, hit, log, make, notch (up), rack up, ring up, score, win
RELATED WORDS:
acquire, capture, carry, draw, garner, get, land, make, obtain, procure, realize, secure; amount (to), approach, equal, match, measure up (to), meet, rival, tie, touch; beat, excel, outdo, surpass, top
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fall short (of), miss; fail (at); lose
make (verb)
3.
to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind)
SYNONIMS:
beget, breed, bring, bring about, bring on, catalyze, cause, create, do, draw on, effectuate, engender, generate, induce, invoke, make, occasion, produce, prompt, result (in), spawn, translate (into), work, yield
RELATED WORDS:
conduce (to), contribute (to); decide, determine; begin, establish, father, found, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, set, set up, start; advance, cultivate, develop, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote; enact, render, turn out
NEAR ANTONYMS:
impede, limit, restrict; clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, dampen, put down, quash, quell, repress, smother, squash, squelch, stifle, subdue, suppress; arrest, check, control, curb, inhibit, rein (in), restrain, retard; can [], kill, snuff (out), still; abolish, demolish, destroy, extinguish, liquidate, quench
make (verb)
4.
to carry through (as a process) to completion
SYNONIMS:
accomplish, achieve, bring off, carry off, carry out, commit, compass, do, execute, follow through (with), fulfill ( fulfil), make, negotiate, perpetrate, prosecute, pull off, put through
RELATED WORDS:
bring about, effect, effectuate, implement; ace, nail; engage (in), practice ( practise); work (at); reduplicate, reenact, repeat; actualize, attain, realize; complete, end, finish, wind up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fail; skimp, slight, slur
make (verb)
5.
to cause (a person) to give in to pressure
SYNONIMS:
blackjack, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, drive, impel, impress, make, muscle, obligate, oblige, press, pressure, sandbag
RELATED WORDS:
browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cow, hector, intimidate; blackmail, high-pressure, menace, shame, terrorize, threaten; drag; badger, harass, hound
NEAR ANTONYMS:
allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)
make (verb)
6.
to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement
SYNONIMS:
calculate, call, conjecture, figure, gauge ( gage), guess, judge, make, place, put, reckon, suppose
RELATED WORDS:
conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understand
NEAR ANTONYMS:
calibrate, measure, scale; compute, work out
make (verb)
7.
to form by putting together parts or materials
SYNONIMS:
assemble, confect, construct, erect, fabricate, make, make up, piece, put up, raise, rear, set up
RELATED WORDS:
carpenter, fashion, forge, frame, hammer, handcraft, manufacture, mold, produce, shape; prefabricate; begin, coin, create, generate, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, invent, originate; constitute, establish, father, found, institute, organize; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), design, devise, imagine, think (up); reassemble, rebuild, reconstruct, redevelop, reedify [], retrofit; jerry-build, rig (up), throw up; combine, unite
NEAR ANTONYMS:
demolish, destroy, devastate, flatten, level, pull down, pulverize, raze, ruin, ruinate, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode; detach, disengage; disconnect, disjoin, disunite, divide, separate
demount, disassemble, dismantle, dismember, knock down, strike, take down, tear down
make (verb)
8.
to give the impression of being
SYNONIMS:
act, appear, come across (as), come off (as), feel, look, make, sound
RELATED WORDS:
dissemble, pretend; recall, resemble, suggest; hint, imply, insinuate
make (verb)
9.
to go on a specified course or in a certain direction
SYNONIMS:
bear, make
RELATED WORDS:
aim, bend, direct, point, turn; beeline, light out, put, put out, set off, set out, strike, take off; face, orient, steer; about-face, back, come about, come round, cut, incline, put about, reverse, swerve, tack, turn back, veer, wheel, yaw
make (verb)
10.
to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action
SYNONIMS:
constitute, lay down, legislate, make, ordain, pass
RELATED WORDS:
reenact, repass; bring about, effect; allow, authorize, permit, sanction; decree, dictate, proclaim; administer, execute; approve, confirm, ratify
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abolish, abrogate, annul, cancel, invalidate, kill, nullify; overturn, reverse, void
repeal, rescind, revoke
make (verb)
11.
to receive as return for effort
SYNONIMS:
acquire, attain, bag, bring in, capture, carry, come by, draw, gain, garner, get, knock down, land, make, obtain, procure, pull down, realize, reap, secure, win
RELATED WORDS:
clear, gross, net; accomplish, achieve, notch (up), score; accumulate, amass, draw, rack up; catch, pick up; annex, occupy, take over; reacquire, reattain, recapture, regain, remake
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accord, give, grant, pay; give up, hand over, part (with), relinquish, surrender, yield
forfeit, lose
make (verb)
12.
to have a clear idea of
SYNONIMS:
appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, behold, catch, catch on (to), cognize, compass, conceive, cotton (to on to), decipher, decode, dig, discern, get, grasp, grok, intuit, know, make, make out, perceive, recognize, register, savvy, see, seize, sense, tumble (to), twig, understand
RELATED WORDS:
absorb, digest, take in; realize; fathom, penetrate, pierce
NEAR ANTONYMS:
misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, misperceive, misread, mistake, misunderstand
miss
make (verb)
chiefly dialect
to position (something) so as to prevent passage through an opening
SYNONIMS:
make, shut, steek
RELATED WORDS:
bar, batten (down), bolt, chain, fasten, latch, lock; plug, seal, stopper; secure; bang, clap, slam
NEAR ANTONYMS:
unbar, unbolt, unchain, unfasten, unlatch, unlock, unseal
open
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