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Entry Word: make
Function: verb
Text: 1 to bring into being by combining, shaping, or transforming materials <will you help me make the dough for the cookies?>
Synonyms fabricate, fashion, form, frame, manufacture, produce
Related Words assemble, build, construct, erect, make up, put up, raise, rear, structure, throw up; craft, handcraft; forge, mold, shape; prefabricate; create, invent, originate; establish, father, institute, organize; concoct, contrive, cook up, design, devise, imagine, think (up); conceive, envisage, picture, visualize; refashion, remake, remanufacture
Phrases put together
Near Antonyms disassemble, dismantle, take apart; break up, dismember; abolish, annihilate, demolish, destroy, devastate, eradicate, exterminate, extinguish, flatten, pulverize, raze, ruin, shatter, smash, wreck; break, damage, harm, hurt, impair; blow up, explode
2 to obtain (as a goal) through effort <we finally made it!> -- see ACHIEVE 1
3 to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind) <the sudden collapse of the woman made a disturbance in the theater> -- see EFFECT
4 to carry through (as a process) to completion <one student will be asked to make a speech at the commencement ceremonies> -- see PERFORM 1
5 to cause (a person) to give in to pressure <made him do all the work while everyone else just lounged around> -- see FORCE
6 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement <I make that to be about six feet> -- see ESTIMATE 2
7 to form by putting together parts or materials <make a model airplane> -- see BUILD
8 to give the impression of being <the family made merry despite the worries> -- see SEEM
9 to go on a specified course or in a certain direction <the baby made straight for the toy lying on the rug> -- see HEAD 1
10 to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action <the legislature failed to make any new laws last session> -- see ENACT
11 to receive as return for effort <I made almost $20 mowing lawns today> -- see EARN 1
12 to recognize the meaning of <what do you make of the latest information?> -- see COMPREHEND 1