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make up

make up

See:
make
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to form or be the parts of.
My family is made up of my parents, my brother, and me.
synonyms:
constitute, form
similar words:
compose, create
definition 2: to pay back.
I made up for being mean to Mom by washing the dishes without being asked.
synonyms:
offset
definition 3: to become friends again after a quarrel.
I made up with my friend the day after our fight.
similar words:
make amends, square