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  1. To tend; to move; to contribute; to rise; to flow toward land. To make as if, to appear. To make away with, to kill; to destroy. To make for, to move toward; to favour. To make against, to tend to injury. To make out, to succeed. To make up, to approach. To make up for, to compensate. To make up with, to settle differences; to become friends. To make with, to concur. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain form; to construct; to fabricate. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an error; to make a loss; to make money. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To put a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To be engaged or concerned in. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; - often with up; as, to make up a story. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; - followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To create; fashion; compose; frame; bring about; prepare for use; obtain for oneself, as friends; to form, as plans; to compute to be; as, I make the amount fifty dollars; to amount to; as, three feet make a yard; raise to rank or dignity; as, his venture will make or break him; score; as, we made ten points in the game; arrive at, near, or in sight of; as, to make port; become; as, a good son makes a good husband; cause to be or become; as, to make him president; to cause to act in a certain manner; as, to make a child obey. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To fashion, frame, or form: to produce: to bring about: to perform: to force: to render: to represent, or cause to appear to be: to turn: to occasion: to bring into any state or condition: to establish: to prepare: to obtain: to ascertain: to arrive in sight of, to reach: (B.) to be occupied with, to do. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To bring into being; produce; create; accomplish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To force; induce; procure; gain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To arrive at. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To increase; to augment; to accrue. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; - often in the phrase to meddle or make. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To tend; to contribute; to have effect; - with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To tend or move; as, he made toward the goal; have effect; as, the power that makes for righteousness; to put something into a specified condition; as, to make ready for a journey; to act in a specified manner; as, to make merry. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. To tend or move: to contribute: (B.) to feign or pretend:-pa.t. and pa.p. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. undergo fabrication or creation; "This wool makes into a nice sweater" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. change from one form into another; "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  39. behave in a certain way; "make merry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  40. favor the development of; "Practice makes the winner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  41. induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  42. develop into; "He will make a splendid father!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; "make my day" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. 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?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  47. represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  48. assure the success of; "A good review by this critic will make your play!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  49. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  50. make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  51. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  52. gather and light the materials for; "make a fire" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  53. perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  54. reach in time; "We barely made the plane" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  55. proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  56. head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  57. appear to begin an activity; "He made to speak but said nothing i the end"; "She made a if to say hello to us" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  58. achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  59. carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  60. form by assembling individuals or constituents; "Make a quorum"; "The branches made a roof" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  61. constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  62. amount to; "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  63. be or be capable of being changed or made into; "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  64. add up to; "four and four make eight" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  65. be suitable for; "Wood makes good furniture" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  66. To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  67. To find, as the result of calculation or computation; to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over; as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the distance in one day. Webster Dictionary DB
  68. To proceed or tend; contribute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  69. To create; to frame; to fashion; to compose; to cause to become; to produce or effect; to compel or constrain; to procure; to execute; to establish; to raise to good fortune; to commit; to gain; to collect; to arrive in sight of, as land; to reach; to gain by advance; to provide; to place; to turn; to represent; to induce; to fabricate. To make amends, to make good. To make account of, to esteem. To make away, to kill; to destroy. To make free with, to treat with freedom. To make good, to defend; to accomplish; to make compensation for. To make light of, to consider as of no consequence. To make love, or to make suit, to court. To make merry, to feast; to be jovial. To make much of, to treat with fondness or esteem. To make of, to understand by; to produce from; to account. To make over, to transfer the title of. To make out, to learn; to understand clearly; to prove; to furnish. To make sure of, to consider as certain; to secure to one's possession. To make up, to reconcile; to repair; to supply what is wanting; to compose; to shape; to compensate; to adjust. To make sail, to increase the quantity of sail already extended. To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost. To make water, to leak. To make words, to multiply words. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  70. To form; to fashion; to mould; to compel; to produce or effect; to do; to perform; to commit; to cause to have a particular quality; to bring into any state or condition; to raise, as profit; to gain; to reach or arrive at; to proceed; to move; to operate; to contribute. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  71. Making. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  72. A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife. Webster Dictionary DB
  73. Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form. Webster Dictionary DB
  74. Shape; construction; build. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  75. Form or shape: structure, texture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  76. Shape; texture. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  77. Structure; shape; product. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  78. Structure; texture; shape. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  79. Form; structure; composition. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for make

  1. They can't make me marry him. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  2. He wanted to make sure. – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
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