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Dictionary Definition

make

Noun

1 a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?" [syn: brand]
2 the act of mixing cards haphazardly [syn: shuffle, shuffling]

Verb

1 engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution" [syn: do]
2 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" [syn: get]
3 make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor" [syn: create]
4 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" [syn: induce, stimulate, cause, have, get]
5 give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident" [syn: cause, do]
6 create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries" [syn: produce, create]
7 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?" [syn: draw]
8 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"
9 create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses" [syn: create]
10 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" [syn: gain, take in, clear, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in]
11 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" [syn: do] [ant: unmake]
12 to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction" [syn: form, constitute]
13 reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade" [syn: reach, get to, progress to]
14 be or be capable of being changed or made into; "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father"
15 make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"
16 perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call"
17 make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer" [syn: construct, build]
18 change from one form into another; "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"
19 act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies"
20 charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club" [syn: name, nominate]
21 achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day" [syn: have, get]
22 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" [syn: reach, attain, hit, arrive at, gain]
23 institute, enact, or establish; "make laws" [syn: lay down, establish]
24 carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas"
25 add up to; "four and four make eight"
26 form by assembling individuals or constituents; "Make a quorum"; "The branches made a roof"
27 organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" [syn: hold, throw, have, give]
28 prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please" [syn: cook, fix, ready, prepare]
29 put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room" [syn: make up]
30 head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains" [syn: take]
31 have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds" [syn: stool, defecate, shit, take a shit, take a crap, ca-ca, crap]
32 undergo fabrication or creation; "This wool makes into a nice sweater"
33 be suitable for; "Wood makes good furniture"
34 amount to; "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"
35 constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man"
36 appear to begin an activity; "He made to speak but said nothing i the end"; "She made a if to say hello to us"
37 proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest" [syn: work]
38 reach in time; "We barely made the plane"
39 gather and light the materials for; "make a fire"
40 induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally" [syn: seduce, score]
41 assure the success of; "A good review by this critic will make your play!" [ant: break]
42 represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress" [syn: pretend, make believe]
43 consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it"
44 calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet"
45 cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; "make my day"
46 favor the development of; "Practice makes the winner"
47 develop into; "He will make a splendid father!"
48 behave in a certain way; "make merry"
49 eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug" [syn: urinate, piddle, puddle, micturate, piss, pee, pee-pee, make water, relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny, wee, wee-wee, pass water] [also: made]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From maken, from macian, from , from , ‘to fashion’. Near cognates include German machen and Dutch maken.

Pronunciation

  • /meɪk/, /meIk/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪk

Verb

  1. To create, construct or produce.
    We made a bird feeder for our yard.
    They hope to make a bigger profit.
    We’ll make a man out of him yet.
  2. To constitute.
    They make a cute couple.
    This makes the third infraction.
  3. In the context of "construed with of|typically interrogative": To interpret.
    I don’t know what to make of it.
  4. In the context of "usually stressed": To bring into success.
    This company is what made you.
    She married into wealth. She has it made.
  5. In the context of "second object is an adjective": To cause to be.
    The citizens made their objections clear.
    This might make you a bit woozy.
  6. In the context of "second object is a verb": To cause to do.
    You’re making her cry.
    I was made to feel like a criminal.
  7. In the context of "second object is a verb|can be stressed for emphasis or clarity": To force to do.
    The teacher made the student study.
    Don’t let them make you suffer.
  8. In the context of "of a fact": To indicate or suggest to be.
    His past mistakes don’t make him a bad person.
  9. In the context of "of a person being sought": To recognise (without being recognised in return)
    • 2004, George Nolfi et al, Ocean's Twelve, Warner Bros. Pictures, 0:50:30,
      Linus Caldwell: Well, she just made Danny and Yen, which means in the next 48 hours the three o' your pictures are gonna be in every police station in Europe.
    • 2007 May 4, Andrew Dettmann et al, "Under Pressure", episode 3-22 of Numb3rs, 00:01:16,
      David Sinclair: (walking) Almost at Seventh; I should have a visual any second now. (rounds a corner, almost collides into Kaleed Asan) Damn, that was close.Don Eppes: David, he make you?David Sinclair: No, I don't think so.

Translations

construct
  • Chinese: 制造 (zhìzào)
  • Czech: stavět
  • Danish: lave, udføre
  • Dutch: maken
  • Finnish: rakentaa
  • German: machen, bauen
  • Greek: κατασκευάζω (kataskevázo)
  • Hebrew: בנה
  • Irish: déan
  • Russian: делать (délat’) , сделать (sdélat’)
  • Slovene: narediti
  • Spanish: hacer
create
  • Czech: vyrábět, dělat, tvořit, vytvářet, udělat
  • Danish: lave, fremstille, skabe
  • Dutch: maken
  • Finnish: luoda, tehdä
  • German: machen
  • Greek: object: φτιάχνω (ftiáchno); manufacture: κατασκευάζω (kataskevázo); speech, mistake κάνω (káno)
  • Hebrew: עשה
  • Irish: déan
  • Russian: делать (délat’) , сделать (sdélat’)
  • Spanish: hacer
constitute
  • Dutch: vormen
  • Spanish: hacer
interpret
  • Dutch: maken, denken, interpreteren
  • German: machen, interpretieren
  • Spanish: hacer
bring into success
  • Dutch: maken
  • German: machen
  • Slovene: narediti
  • Spanish: hacer
cause to be
  • Czech: činit
  • Danish: gøre
  • Dutch: maken
  • Finnish: saada
  • German: machen
  • Hebrew: גרם
  • Spanish: hacer
cause to do
  • Dutch: doen, ertoe brengen
  • German: bringen
  • Spanish: hacer
force to do
indicate or suggest to be
  • Dutch: maken
  • German: machen
  • Spanish: hacer

Noun

  1. In the context of "of a car": Brand; often paired with model.
    What car make do you drive?

Translations

brand
  • Chinese:
  • Czech: značka
  • Danish: mærke , fabrikat
  • Dutch: merk
  • Esperanto: marko
  • Finnish: merkki, malli
  • German: Fabrikat, Marke
  • Greek: μάρκα (márka)
  • Italian: marca
  • Spanish: marca
  • Swedish: märke

Hawaiian

Etymology

Originally mate, compare Maori mate.

Noun

  1. death

Japanese

Noun

  1. lose

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. spouse; husband; married man

Synonyms

Antonyms

Extensive Definition

Make may refer to:
Make may also be:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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fulfill, function, gain, gains, garner, gate, gate receipts, gather, gauge, generate, genre, genus, gestate, get, get along, get by, get in, get on, get there, get to, get up, getup, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to, go, go aboard, go alongside, go and do, go at, go for, go into, go-ahead, grain, grasp, gross, gross income, gross receipts, gush, hand over, handle, harvest, hatch, have, hint, hit, hit town, honor, hook, humor, hyperbolize, idiosyncrasy, ilk, imagine, impart, impel, implement, imply, impression, impute, inaugurate, inclination, income, incorporate, incorporation, indicate, indite, individualism, induce, indulge, inflict, initiate, inner form, insinuate, insist upon, institute, intake, intimate, invent, issue, join, judge, junction, kidney, kin, kind, knock off, label, lay aboard, lay for, lay in, layout, leaning, let slip, liberate, lie in, lift, line, lot, lunge at, make, make amends, make at, make away with, make believe, make do, make for, 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preference, prepare, present, press, pressure, pretend, prevail upon, proceed, proceeds, proclivity, procreate, procure, produce, product, production, profits, promote, promulgate, propensity, prosecute, prosper, prototype, prove to be, provoke, publish, pull down, pull in, pull off, punch in, purloin, pushy, put, put away, put away for, put in, put in force, put into port, put out, put through, put to rights, put together, put up, putting together, race, raise, reach, read, realize, reap, rear, rearrange, receipt, receipts, receivables, receive, reckon, reconvert, record, rectify, redecorate, redress, reduce to, regurgitate, remedy, remodel, render, repay, represent, require, resolve into, restore, restrain, return, returns, reveal, revenue, reverse, ring in, rip off, rob, roll in, royalties, run, run away, run for, run for it, run off, run up, rush, rush at, sack, sail for, sanction, score, scram, scrape along, second crop, secure, seduce, see, select, serve, serve as, set, set afloat, set on foot, set right, set up, set upon, settle, setup, shape, shaping, shift, show, show up, sign, sign in, sign over, significant form, sire, skedaddle, slant, sort, spawn, species, square, stamp, stand for, start, steal, steer toward, storm, strain, streak, stream, stretch, stripe, structure, structuring, style, succeed, suggest, suppose, surge, surge back, survive, swipe, switch, switch over, syneresis, synthesis, synthesize, take, take and do, take care of, take in, take off, take-in, takings, tectonics, temper, temperament, tendency, texture, the like of, the likes of, think, thrive, tidy up, tie, time in, tip off, tissue, total, transact, transfer, transform, transmute, travel, traverse, trend, tribe, triumph, turn, turn back, turn into, turn of mind, turn over, turn the trick, turn up, twist, type, understand, unearned income, unite in, up and do, urge, use force upon, vamoose, variety, vigorous, vintage, warp, warp and woof, weave, web, whomp up, win, work, work out, wreak, write, write down, write out, yield
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