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make

make

 
pronunciation:
meIk
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
make believe, make up, make it
part of speech: verb
inflections: makes, making, made
definition 1: to bring into being by building from separate parts.
Tammy made a model airplane.
synonyms:
assemble, build, construct, form, prepare
similar words:
compose, concoct, create, fashion, fix, produce, weave
definition 2: to create or produce.
Stop making so much noise!
synonyms:
create, form, produce
similar words:
do, effect, fix, generate, originate
definition 3: to cause to be.
The news that his friend was moving made him sad.
similar words:
create, do, let, set
definition 4: to force to.
The teacher made him stop pulling her hair.
similar words:
compel, convince, demand, force, get, insist, persuade, pressure, require
definition 5: to add up to.
Two and six make eight.
synonyms:
amount to, equal
similar words:
total
definition 6: to put in order; prepare.
I will make the bed if you'll do the dishes.He makes dinner for us every night.
synonyms:
arrange, fix, prepare
similar words:
concoct, cook
definition 7: to earn.
Mr. Marks makes a lot of money.
synonyms:
earn
similar words:
accumulate, acquire, bag, gain, get, net, obtain, pocket
definition 8: to arrive at or in time for.
Did you make the bus?
synonyms:
catch
similar words:
intercept, nab
definition 9: (informal) to be accepted as a member by showing that one has the necessary skills.
Did you make the tennis team?
phrase: make believe
phrase: make up
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the kind, type, or brand of something.
What make of car is that?
synonyms:
brand, kind, sort, type
similar words:
label, model, trademark
phrase: make it