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'make' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'make'
1. a recognizable kind
what make of car is that?
2. the act of mixing cards haphazardly

'make' - used as a verb
3. engage in
make love, not war
make an effort
make revolution
4. give certain properties to something
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
5. make or cause to be or to become
make a mess in one's office
6. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
My wife made me buy a new sofa
7. give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
make a stir
8. create or manufacture a man-made product
The company has been making toys for two centuries
9. make, formulate, or derive in the mind
make an estimate
What do you make of his remarks?
10. 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
11. create by artistic means
Auden made verses
12. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
How much do you make a month in your new job?
13. create or design, often in a certain way
14. to compose or represent
The branches made a roof
This makes a fine introduction
15. reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"
We made it!
She may not make the grade
16. be or be capable of being changed or made into
He makes a great host
He will make a fine father
17. make by shaping or bringing together constituents
make a dress
make a cake
make a wall of stones
18. perform or carry out
make a decision
make a move
make advances
make a phone call
19. make by combining materials and parts
this little pig made his house out of straw
20. change from one form into another
make water into wine
make lead into gold
make clay into bricks
21. act in a certain way so as to acquire
make friends
make enemies
22. charge with a function; charge to be
She was made president of the club
23. achieve a point or goal
She made 29 points that day
24. reach a destination, either real or abstract
We barely made it to the finish line
25. institute, enact, or establish
make laws
26. carry out or commit
make a mistake
27. add up to
four and four make eight
28. form by assembling individuals or constituents
Make a quorum
29. organize or be responsible for
have, throw, or make a party
30. prepare for eating by applying heat
can you make me an omelette?
31. put in order or neaten
make the bed
make up a room
32. head into a specified direction
We made for the mountains
33. have a bowel movement
The dog had made in the flower beds
34. undergo fabrication or creation
This wool makes into a nice sweater
35. be suitable for
Wood makes good furniture
36. amount to
This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living
37. constitute the essence of
Clothes make the man
38. appear to begin an activity
He made to speak but said nothing in the end
She made as if to say hello to us
39. proceed along a path
make one's way into the forest
40. reach in time
We barely made the plane
41. gather and light the materials for
make a fire
42. induce to have sex
Harry made Sally
43. assure the success of
A good review by this critic will make your play!
44. represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
She makes like an actress
45. consider as being
It wasn't the problem some people made it
46. calculate as being
I make the height about 100 feet
47. cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable
make my day
48. favor the development of
Practice makes the winner
49. develop into
He will make a splendid father!
50. behave in a certain way
make merry
51. eliminate urine
Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

derived forms
1. Make / Plural
makes
2. Make / Past
made
3. Make / Third Person
makes
4. Make / Present Participle
making
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Variations of 'make'
 
Antonym
  • unmake
  • break
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