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parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
make believe, make do, make up, make it, make ten
Word Combinations (verb), Grammatical Patterns
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: makes, making, made
definition 1: to bring into being by constructing from separate parts.
The children made a model airplane.I made a sandwich for my lunch.The carpenter made me a perfect cabinet for that space.[verb + object + object ]
assemble, build, construct, fabricate, form, prepare
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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?She folded the paper and made the shape of a bird.Their wise investments made income for their retirement.That silver mine made him a fortune.[verb + object + object ]
create, fabricate, form, manufacture, produce
similar words:
author, do, effect, engender, fix, generate, originate
definition 3: to cause to be.
The news made him sad.[verb + smby/smth + noun/adj ] His father said that soldiering would make him a man.[verb + object + object ] The successful ad campaign made the product known nationally.[verb + smby/smth + past participle ] Her bravery and devotion to the cause made her revered by all.[verb + smby/smth + past participle ]
similar words:
create, do, let, set
definition 4: to cause or force to.
The jokes made the audience laugh.[verb + smby/smth + bare infinitive ] The paper was so messy that the teacher made the student rewrite it.[verb + smby/smth + bare infinitive ] His captors made him sign a confession.[verb + smby/smth + bare infinitive ] The rain made the river flood.[verb + smby/smth + bare infinitive ]
similar words:
compel, constrain, convince, demand, force, get, induce, insist, persuade, pressure, require
definition 5: to place in the position of; appoint.
They made him head of the chemistry department.[verb + smby/smth + noun/adj ]
appoint, name
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designate, install
definition 6: to amount to.
Two and six make eight.
amount to, equal, reach
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definition 7: to put in order; prepare.
He makes dinner around seven.I made the bed.
arrange, fix, prepare
similar words:
concoct, cook, get, whip up
definition 8: to earn or gain.
He makes a lot of money.
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?
similar words:
intercept, nab
definition 10: to come to be, as by effort.
I'm sure she'll make a good doctor.
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.
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definition 2: to proceed or go.
The dog made after us.The escaped prisoners made for the river.
similar words:
advance, move, proceed
definition 3: to have a specified effect.
The location of the apartment makes for convenience.
similar words:
afford, allow, encourage, permit, provide
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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?
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?
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phrase: make ten