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make (make, cause, be)

Definition:

to make or cause to be or to become

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Related to:

making

Past tense:

made

Present participle:

making

3rd-person singular present:

makes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

make a mess in one's office

Synonyms:

create

See also:

make over | make up

Etymology:

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

All senses of make...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

create | appoint [synonym, sense-specific] | creatable [adjective, derived]

[transitive] to cause to come into existence | [transitive] to invest with a new honour, office, or title; appoint | [transitive] to be the cause of | ... (24 of 545 words, 6 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/create

Merriam-Webster:

create [entry 1, verb] | created [past tense] | creating [present participle] | cause [synonym, sense-specific] | design [synonym, sense-specific] | occasion [synonym, sense-specific] | beget [synonym, sense-specific] | breed [synonym, sense-specific] | bring [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to bring into existence | to invest with a new form, office, or rank ; to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior | "cause", ... (27 of 345 words, 6 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/create

create [entry 2, adjective, archaic] | created [synonym]

"created" (1 of 14 words)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

create [transitive] | created [past tense] | creating [present participle] | creates [3rd-person singular present]

to make something new or original that did not exist before ; to cause a ... | to officially give someone a title (22 of 162 words, 2 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/create

Wikipedia:

Create [disambiguation]

may refer to: Create (TV network), an American public television network consisting of lifestyle and human interest programming from the libraries of PBS and American Public Television | Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency... (33 of 158 words, 8 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Create

Oxford Dictionary:

create | complain [synonym, sense-specific] | creatable [derived]

bring (something) into existence | cause (something) to happen as a result of one's actions | (of an actor) originate (a role) by playing a character ... (24 of 140 words, 5 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/create

Random House Dictionary:

create | created [past tense] | creating [present participle]

to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes. | to evolve from one's own ... (27 of 139 words, 9 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/create

Wiktionary:

create | created [past tense] | creating [present participle] | creates [3rd-person singular present] | creƤte [archaic, sense-specific] | make [synonym, sense-specific] | manufacture [synonym, sense-specific] | produce [synonym, sense-specific] | invent [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[transitive] To put into existence. | [transitive] To design, invest with a new form, shape, etc. | [intransitive] To be creative, imaginative. | [transitive] To cause, bring a (non-object) about by action. | [transitive] To confer a title of nobility,... (36 of 100 words, 7 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/create

New World Dictionary:

create | created [past tense] | creating [present participle]

to cause to come into existence; bring into being; make; originate; especially, to make or design (something requiring art, skill, invention, etc.) | ... (22 of 88 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

create | created [past tense] | creating [present participle] | creates [3rd-person singular present]

To cause to exist; bring into being. See Synonyms at found1. | To give rise to; produce | To invest with an office or title; appoint. | To ... (25 of 65 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/create

Cambridge Dictionary:

create [entry 1]

to make something new, especially to invent something (8 of 51 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/create 1

create [entry 2, British, outdated]

to show that you are angry (6 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/create 2

Encarta Dictionary:

create | created [past tense] | creating [present participle] | creates [3rd-person singular present]

to bring something into existence | to result in something or make something happen | to use imagination to invent things or produce works of art | to ... (25 of 120 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861601213​/definition​.html  [offline]

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)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=make

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)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/make

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

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/make

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"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/make

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"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861627918​/definition​.html  [offline]

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"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/make

Macmillan British Dictionary:

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

Audio: British English pronunciation of "make"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/make

make [countable, noun] | makes [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "make"

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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"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/make 3

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"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=make​0001 word=make

YourDictionary Audio:

make

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

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freedictionary.org:

Make

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Make" by speech synthesizer

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