make  

  • Pronunciation of make: M EY1 K

  • Number of syllables of make: 1

  • Definition of make

    • (n): the act of mixing cards haphazardly  
    • (n): a recognizable kind; "there''s a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?"  
    • (v): act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies"  
    • (v): eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"  
    • (v): have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds"  
    • (v): behave in a certain way; "make merry"  
    • (v): give certain properties to something; "get someone mad"; "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"  
    • (v): put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room"  
    • (v): develop into; "He will make a splendid father!"  
    • (v): change from one form into another; "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"  
    • (v): favor the development of; "Practice makes the winner"  
    • (v): cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; "make my day"  
    • (v): institute, enact, or establish; "make laws"  
    • (v): calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet"  
    • (v): consider as being; "It wasn''t the problem some people made it"  
    • (v): make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?"  
    • (v): cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"  
    • (v): represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"  
    • (v): assure the success of; "A good review by this critic will make your play!"  
    • (v): induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally"  
    • (v): make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one''s office"; "create a furor"  
    • (v): create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"  
    • (v): create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"  
    • (v): create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses"  
    • (v): give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"  
    • (v): make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"  
    • (v): prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"  
    • (v): organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"  
    • (v): gather and light the materials for; "make a fire"  
    • (v): perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call"  
    • (v): reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"  
    • (v): reach in time; "We barely made the plane"  
    • (v): reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"  
    • (v): proceed along a path; "work one''s way through the crowd"; "make one''s way into the forest"  
    • (v): head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"  
    • (v): appear to begin an activity; "He made to speak but said nothing i the end"; "She made a if to say hello to us"  
    • (v): earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"  
    • (v): achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"  
    • (v): charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"  
    • (v): engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution"  
    • (v): carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas"  
    • (v): form by assembling individuals or constituents; "Make a quorum"; "The branches made a roof"  
    • (v): constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man"  
    • (v): to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"  
    • (v): amount to; "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"  
    • (v): be or be capable of being changed or made into; "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father"  
    • (v): add up to; "four and four make eight"  
    • (v): be suitable for; "Wood makes good furniture"  
    • (v): undergo fabrication or creation; "This wool makes into a nice sweater"  

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