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make

make

 
pronunciation:
meIk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
make believe, make do, make up, make it
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: makes, making, made
definition 1: to bring into being by constructing from separate parts.
She made a model airplane.
synonyms:
assemble, build, construct, fabricate, form, prepare
similar words:
compose, concoct, craft, create, fashion, fix, produce, weave
definition 2: to create or produce.
The two nations made peace with each other.Who is making that noise?
synonyms:
create, fabricate, form, manufacture, produce
antonyms:
unmake
similar words:
author, do, effect, engender, fix, generate, originate
definition 3: to cause to be.
The news made him sad.
similar words:
create, do, let, set
definition 4: to cause or force to.
The jokes made the audience laugh.The paper was so messy that the teacher made the student rewrite it.His captors made him sign a confession.The rain made the river flood.
similar words:
compel, constrain, convince, demand, force, get, induce, insist, persuade, pressure, require
definition 5: to place in the position of; appoint.
Let's make him director.
synonyms:
appoint, name
antonyms:
unmake
similar words:
designate, install
definition 6: to amount to.
Two and six make eight.
synonyms:
amount to, equal, reach
similar words:
total
definition 7: to put in order; prepare.
He makes dinner.I made the bed.
synonyms:
arrange, fix, prepare
similar words:
concoct, cook, get, whip up
definition 8: to earn or gain.
He makes a lot of money.
synonyms:
clear, earn
similar words:
accumulate, acquire, amass, bag, gain, garner, get, net, obtain, pocket
definition 9: to arrive at or in time for.
Did you make the bus?
synonyms:
catch
similar words:
intercept, nab
definition 10: to come to be, as by effort.
I'm sure she'll make a good doctor.
synonyms:
become
definition 11: to judge (usu. fol. by of).
Can you make anything of this situation?
similar words:
appraise, consider, deem, estimate, gauge, judge, reckon, regard, think
definition 12: (informal) to attain (a certain position or status).
Our basketball team made number one last season.He was devastated when he didn't make sergeant.
similar words:
arrive, attain
definition 13: (informal) to be accepted as a member by demonstrating the necessary skills.
She's a great player, but is she good enough to make the team?
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be in the process of action.
We made ready to go.
similar words:
get
definition 2: to proceed or go.
The dog made after us.
synonyms:
go
similar words:
advance, move, proceed
definition 3: to have a specified effect.
a location that makes for convenience
similar words:
afford, allow, encourage, permit, provide
phrase: make believe
phrase: make do
phrase: make up
phrase: make it
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the style, form, or brand of something.
What make of car is that?
synonyms:
brand, brand name, kind, sort, trade name, type
similar words:
label, model, trademark
definition 2: (slang) identification of a suspect.
Can we get a make on this guy?
similar words:
identification