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Main Entry: 1make
Inflected Form(s): made /md/; mak·ing 1 a: to begin or seem to begin an action <she made as if to go> b: to act so as to appear <make merry> 2 a: to cause to exist or occur : CREATE <make a noise> <make trouble> b: to create for some purpose or goal <she was made to be a surgeon> 3 a: to form or shape out of material or parts : FASHION, CONSTRUCT <make a dress> <make a chair> b: to combine to produce <2 and 2 make 4> 4: to frame in the mind <make plans> 5: to put together from parts <houses made of stone> 6: to estimate to be : COMPUTE <I make it an even $5> 7 a: to set in order <make a bed> b: PREPARE, FIX <make dinner> 8: to cut and spread for drying <make hay> 9 a: to cause to be or become <made herself useful> b: APPOINT <made him her assistant> 10 a: ENACT 1, establish <make laws> b: to prepare in an appropriate manner <make a will> 11 a: UNDERSTAND 1a <unable to make anything of the story> b: to regard as being : CONSIDER <he is not the fool you make him> 12: 1DO 1a, perform <make war> <make a bow> 13: to produce or acquire by or as if by action or effort <made a mess of the job> <make good money> <make friends> 14: to force to act in some manner <made her return home> 15: to cause or assure the success of <the first case made the new lawyer> 16: to develop into <she will make a fine judge> 17 a: 1REACH 2c, attain <the ship makes port tonight> <he made corporal in 10 months> <they made it to the other side of the bridge> b: to gain a place on or in <made the track team> <the story made the papers> 18: 1CATCH 7b <make the train> 19: to set out in pursuit <made after the fox> 20: to provide the most satisfying experience of <meeting the star of the show really made our day> - make away with: to carry off - make believe: to act as if something known to be imaginary is real or true : PRETEND - make ends meet: to keep one's expenses within one's income - make fun of: to make the target of one's laughter : RIDICULE <made fun of the way they talked> - make good 1: to make complete : FULFILL <make good a promise> 2: to make up for a deficiency <make good the loss> 3: SUCCEED 2 <make good as a reporter> - make it: to be successful <tried to make it in the world of sports> - make sail 1: to raise or spread sail 2: to set out on a voyage - make shift: to manage with difficulty - make time: to travel fast <can really make time on the new highway> - make use of: to put to use : EMPLOY - make way: to open a path or passage <the crowd made way for the injured person> synonymsMAKE, FORM, MANUFACTURE mean to cause to come into being. MAKE is a word that can be used of many kinds of creation <make soup> <made many friends>. FORM suggests that the thing brought into being has a design or structure <the colonies formed a new nation>. MANUFACTURE suggests making something in a fixed way and usually by machinery <a company that manufactures cars>.