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make

noun

  1. (kind)  a recognizable kind
    Synonyms: brand. Type of: kind
  2. (reordering)  the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    Synonyms: shuffle, shuffling. Type of: reordering. Part of: card game

verb

  1. (engage in)  to engage in
    Synonyms: do.
  2. (give certain properties)  to give certain properties to something
    Synonyms: get. Type of: change
  3. (make, cause, be)  to make or cause to be or to become
    Synonyms: create.
  4. (induce)  to cause to do; to cause to act in a specified manner
    Synonyms: cause, get, have, induce, stimulate.
  5. (happen)  to give rise to; to cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
    Synonyms: cause, do, effect, effectuate, set up. Causes: happen
  6. (create, manufacture, man-made)  to create or manufacture a man-made product
    Synonyms: create, produce. Similar to: create
  7. (create by mental act)  to make, formulate, or derive in the mind
    Synonyms: draw. Type of: create by mental act
  8. (compel, make somebody)  to compel to, or make somebody or something, act in a certain way
    Type of: cause
  9. (create, artistic means)  to create by artistic means
    Synonyms: create. Similar to: produce
  10. (acquire)  to earn on some commercial or business transaction; to earn as salary or wages
    Synonyms: bring in, clear, earn, gain, pull in, realise [British spelling], realize...
  11. (create, design, often)  to create or design, often in a certain way
    Synonyms: do. Type of: create
  12. (compose, represent)  to compose or represent
    Synonyms: constitute, form. Type of: constitute
  13. (achieve)  to reach a goal
    Synonyms: get to, progress to, reach. Type of: achieve
  14. (become)  to be or be capable of being changed or made into
    Type of: become
  15. (make, shaping, bringing)  to make by shaping or bringing together constituents
    Type of: create from raw material
  16. (perform)  to perform or carry out
    Synonyms: pay. Type of: perform
  17. (build)  to make by combining materials and parts
    Synonyms: build, construct. Similar to: build
  18. (change, one form)  to change from one form into another
    Type of: change
  19. (act, certain way)  to act in a certain way so as to acquire
    Type of: act. Similar to: gain, have
  20. (appoint)  to charge with a function; to charge to be
    Synonyms: name, nominate. Type of: appoint
  21. (tally)  to achieve a point or goal
    Synonyms: get, have. Type of: score
  22. (reach, destination, either)  to reach a destination, either real or abstract
    Synonyms: arrive at, attain, gain, hit, reach. Followed by: travel
  23. (lay down)  to institute, enact, or establish
    Synonyms: establish, lay down.
  24. (perpetrate)  to carry out or commit
    Type of: perpetrate
  25. (assemble)  to form by assembling individuals or constituents
    Type of: assemble
  26. (direct)  to organize or be responsible for
    Synonyms: give, have, hold, throw. Type of: direct
  27. (tidy up)  to put in order or neaten
    Synonyms: make up. Type of: tidy up
  28. (head)  to head into a specified direction
    Synonyms: take. Type of: head
  29. (stool)  to have a bowel movement
    Synonyms: defaecate [British spelling], defecate [American/Canadian spelling], dung [of animals],...
  30. (undergo fabrication, creation)  to undergo fabrication or creation
    Type of: change
  31. (be suitable for)  to be suitable for
    Type of: be
  32. (arithmetic)  to add up to
    Topic: arithmetic. Type of: total
  33. (amount to)  to amount to
    Type of: amount
  34. (constitute, essence of)  to constitute the essence of
    Type of: constitute
  35. (look)  to appear to begin an activity
    Type of: look
  36. (go through)  to proceed along a path
    Synonyms: work. Type of: pass. Similar to: work
  37. (reach, time)  to reach in time
    Type of: reach. Similar to: reach
  38. (gather, light, materials)  to gather and light the materials for
    Type of: create from raw material. Similar to: cook, make up
  39. (cook)  to prepare for eating by applying heat
    Synonyms: cook, fix, prepare, ready. Type of: create from raw material
  40. (persuade)  to induce to have sex
    Synonyms: score, seduce. Type of: persuade. Similar to: seduce. Followed by: sleep together
  41. (guarantee)  to assure the success of
    Type of: guarantee
  42. (play)  to represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
    Synonyms: make believe, pretend. Type of: act. Similar to: feign
  43. (see)  to consider as being
    Type of: see
  44. (estimate)  to calculate as being
    Type of: estimate. Similar to: draw
  45. (cause, be enjoyable)  to cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable
    Type of: change
  46. (favor, development of)  to favor the development of
    Type of: develop
  47. (grow)  to develop into
    Type of: develop
  48. (behave, certain way)  to behave in a certain way
    Type of: act
  49. (eliminate urine)  to eliminate urine
    Synonyms: make water [euphemism], micturate, pass water [euphemism], puddle, relieve oneself...

Etymology summary

[verb] Old English macian, from West Germanic *makojanan ... | [noun] "match,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Random House Dictionary:

make | made [past tense] | making [present participle] | make a play for [sense-specific] | make as if [sense-specific] | make away with [sense-specific] | make believe [sense-specific] | make bold [sense-specific] | make book [sense-specific] | ...

to bring into existence by shaping or changing material, combining parts, etc.. | to produce; cause to exist or happen; bring about. | to cause to be ... (25 of 1862 words, 87 definitions, 77 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

make [entry 1, verb] | made [past tense] | making [present participle] | make a face | make a mountain out of a molehill | make away with | make believe | make bold | make book | ...

[obsolete] "behave", "act" ; to begin or seem to begin (an action) | to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone ; to cause to exist, occur, or ... (29 of 1648 words, 81 definitions, 69 usage examples, pronunciations)

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make [entry 2, noun] | on the make | output [synonym, sense-specific] | brand [synonym, sense-specific]

the manner or style in which a thing is constructed ; "brand" [sense-specific] | the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person | the action ... (24 of 129 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example)

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Oxford Dictionary:

make | got | night | make something into | make it | be made for | make up for | make it up to | make up

form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances; create | ("make something into") : alter something so that it forms (something ... (21 of 1514 words, 94 definitions, 80 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Collins Dictionary:

make | be made up [sense-specific] | make a book [sense-specific] | make a day of it [sense-specific] | make a night of it [sense-specific] | make do [sense-specific] | make eyes at [sense-specific] | make good [sense-specific] | make heavy weather [sense-specific] | ...

to bring into being by shaping, changing, or combining materials, ideas, etc; form or fashion; create, | to draw up, establish, or form, | to cause to ... (25 of 1332 words, 60 definitions, 44 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

make | made [past tense] | making [present participle] | makes [3rd-person singular present] | it makes a change | make as if to do something | make a bed | make believe | make a difference | ...

[transitive] to create or produce something by working | [transitive] to cause something to be formed by breaking, cutting, or tearing an object or by ... (24 of 1305 words, 34 definitions, 72 usage examples, pronunciation)

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make [countable, noun] | makes [plural] | on the make

a product made by a particular company | "on the make": [informal] | trying to get an advantage or earn some money | trying to attract someone in ... (25 of 79 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

make | made [past tense] | making [present participle] | makes [3rd-person singular present] | make for | make off | make out | make over | make up | ...

To cause to exist or happen; bring about; create | To bring into existence by shaping, modifying, or putting together material; construct | To form by ... (24 of 940 words, 65 definitions, 68 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

make | makes [plural] | made [past tense] | making [present participle] | brand [synonym, sense-specific] | type [synonym, sense-specific] | manufacturer [synonym, sense-specific] | construction [synonym, sense-specific] | manufacture [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[intransitive, now mostly colloquial] To behave, to act. | [transitive] To create, construct, or produce. | [transitive, linguistics] To form (e.g. a word out of morphemes, or a sentence out of words). | To constitute. | [intransitive, with "of", ... (35 of 691 words, 34 definitions, 62 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

make | made [past tense] | making [present participle] | makable [adjective, related]

to bring into being; specifically, ; to form by shaping or putting parts or ... | to bring into a specified condition; specifically,: sometimes used ... (24 of 629 words, 39 definitions, 31 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

make [entry 1] | made [past tense]

to produce something, often using a particular substance or material | To make a film or television programme is to direct, produce it, or act in it (26 of 124 words, 2 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

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make [entry 2] | made [past tense]

to cause something (3 of 60 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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make [entry 3] | made [past tense] | make certain/sure | make certain | make sure

to cause to be, to become or to appear as | "make certain/sure": to take action so that you are certain that something happens, is true, etc (26 of 170 words, 2 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

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make [entry 4] | made [past tense] | make room/space/way | make room | make space | make way

to perform an action | "make room/space/way": If you make room/space/way for something or someone, you move or move other things, so that there is ... (24 of 131 words, 2 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciation)

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make [entry 5] | made [past tense] | make someone do something | be made to do something

"make sb do sth": to force someone or something to do something | "be made to do sth": to be forced to do something (23 of 62 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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make [entry 6] | made [past tense]

[L only + noun] to be or become something, usually by having the necessary characteristics | [L only + noun] If people or things make a particular ... (26 of 102 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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make [entry 7, L only + noun T] | made [past tense]

to produce a total when added together (7 of 53 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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make [entry 8] | made [past tense]

to calculate as (3 of 37 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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make [entry 9] | made [past tense]

to earn or get (4 of 41 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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make [entry 10, informal] | made [past tense]

to arrive at or reach, especially successfully (7 of 52 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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make [entry 11, informal] | made [past tense]

to cause to be perfect (5 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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make [entry 12]

a type of product or the name of the company which made it (13 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Make [disambiguation]

may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility | Make (magazine), a DIWO (Do It With Others) technology periodical and the associated television program | MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice | Make, Botswana, a small village in the ... (37 of 98 words, 6 definitions)

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Encarta Dictionary:

make | makes [plural] | made [past tense] | making [present participle]

used with a range of nouns to describe an action, where "make" is used rather than a more specific verb | to assemble something from constituent parts ... (26 of 1261 words, 40 definitions, pronunciations)

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Etymology references

Online Etymology:

make

Origin: [verb] Old English macian, from West Germanic *makojanan ... | [noun] "match, mate, companion" (now archaic or dialectal), from Old English ... (20 of 262 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

make | makes [plural] | made [past tense] | making [present participle]

Origin: Middle English maken, from Old English macian ("to make, build, work"), from Proto-Germanic *makōną ("to ... | Middle English make, imake, from Old English ġemaca ("a mate, an equal, companion, peer"), from ... (31 of 126 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

make | made [past tense] | making [present participle]

Origin: Middle English maken from Old English macian, akin to German ... | Middle English from Old English gemaca (akin to German ... (20 of 47 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

make

Origin: Old English macian; related to Old Frisian makia to construct, Dutch maken, German machen to make | Old English gemaca mate; related to match1

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Oxford Dictionary:

make | got | night | make something into | make it | be made for | make up for | make it up to | make up

Origin: Old English macian, of West Germanic origin, from a base meaning "fitting"; related to "match1"

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American Heritage Dictionary:

make | made [past tense] | making [present participle] | makes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English maken, from Old English macian; see mag- in Indo-European roots.

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Merriam-Webster:

make [entry 1, verb] | made [past tense] | making [present participle]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English macian; akin to Old High German mahhōn to prepare, make, Greek magēnai to be kneaded, Old Church ... (25 of 30 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

make | makes [plural] | made [past tense] | making [present participle]

Origin: Old English macian from Indo-European, "kneading"

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

make | makes [plural] | made [past tense] | making [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "make"

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Collins Dictionary:

make

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "make"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

make | made [past tense] | making [present participle] | makes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "make"

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make [countable, noun] | makes [plural]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

make [verb] | made [past tense] | making [present participle] | makes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "make"

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make [countable, noun] | makes [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "make"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

make [entry 3] | made [past tense]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "make"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "make"

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the Free Dictionary:

make

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "make"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "make"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "make" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

make | makes [plural] | made [past tense] | making [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "make"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

make

Audio: North American pronunciation of "make"

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YourDictionary Audio:

make

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freedictionary.org:

Make

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