|1.||[ verb ] engage in|
: "make love, not war" "make an effort" "do research" "do nothing" "make revolution"
|2.||[ verb ] 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 famous physicist" "Make yourself clear"
|Related terms:||change get leave play render|
|3.||[ verb ] make or cause to be or to become|
"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"
|Related terms:||construct cause produce bring form produce give create originate assemble lay_down arouse establish generate direct compose prepare realize raise bear clear choreograph institute bring_about build beget derive strike prepare scrape press cut distill reproduce re-create put_on raise copy create_verbally style film-make film create_by_mental_act cut cleave puncture foam beat recreate incorporate twine create_from_raw_material track offset regenerate short-circuit fabricate remake animal creature|
|4.||[ verb ] cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner|
|Synonyms:||cause have get induce stimulate|
: "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"
|Related terms:||compel lead let persuade prompt decide encourage bring solicit suborn cause stimulation stimulation causing persuader inducement trigger|
|5.||[ verb ] give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally|
"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"
|Related terms:||determine impel effect motivate engender occasion initiate provoke facilitate causal_agent causing|
|6.||[ verb ] create or manufacture a man-made product|
: "We produce more cars than we can sell" "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
|Related terms:||print render reproduce turn_out remake generate pulse laminate extrude custom-make output put_out clap_up breed machine smelt fudge_together overproduce churn_out confect prefabricate proof elaborate cut bootleg cut dummy underproduce prefabricate create merchandise product manufacturer devising creation brand|
|7.||[ verb ] 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?"
|8.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||cause drive|
|9.||[ verb ] create by artistic means|
"create a poem "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music" "Picasso created Cubism" "Auden made verses"
|Related terms:||design do design produce devising|
|10.||[ verb ] earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages|
|Synonyms:||earn bring_in realize gain realise pull_in clear take_in|
"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"
|Related terms:||get yield profit eke_out gross take_home rake_in rake_off net|
|11.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||unmake create|
|12.||[ verb ] reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"|
|Synonyms:||reach get_to progress_to|
"We made it!" "She may not make the grade"
|Related terms:||achieve arrival|
|13.||[ verb ] to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"|
"The branches made a roof" "This makes a fine introduction"
|Related terms:||constitute conglobate chelate add constellate constitution|
|14.||[ verb ] be or be capable of being changed or made into|
"He makes a great host" "He will make a fine father"
|15.||[ verb ] make by shaping or bringing together constituents|
"make a dress" "make a cake" "make a wall of stones"
|Related terms:||create_from_raw_material fashion manufacture compose compile cooper cooper devising|
|16.||[ verb ] perform or carry out|
"make a decision" "make a move" "make advances" "make a phone call"
|Related terms:||perform pay|
|17.||[ verb ] change from one form into another|
"make water into wine" "make lead into gold" "make clay into bricks"
|18.||[ verb ] make by combining materials and parts|
: "this little pig made his house out of straw" "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
|Related terms:||raise rebuild frames wattle groin customize cantilever corduroy revet lock channelise build construction maker builder|
|19.||[ verb ] act in a certain way so as to acquire|
"make friends" "make enemies"
|Related terms:||act gain have|
|20.||[ verb ] reach a destination, either real or abstract|
|Synonyms:||hit reach arrive_at gain attain|
"We hit Detroit by noon" "The water reached the doorstep" "We barely made the plane" "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
|Related terms:||catch_up access peak get_through find culminate scale find breast bottom_out top_out summit ground top attainment travel|
|21.||[ verb ] charge with a function; charge to be|
"She was named Head of the Committee" "She was made president of the club"
|Related terms:||appoint rename nomination|
|22.||[ verb ] (sport) achieve a point or goal, as in a sport|
"Nicklaus had a 70" "The Brazilian team got 4 goals" "She made 29 points that day"
|23.||[ verb ] institute, enact, or establish|
|24.||[ verb ] carry out or commit|
"make a mistake" "commit a faux-pas"
|25.||[ verb ] put in order or neaten|
: "make the bed" "make up a room"
|26.||[ verb ] form by assembling individuals or constituents|
"Make a quorum" "The branches made a roof"
|27.||[ verb ] organize or be responsible for|
|Synonyms:||hold have give throw|
"hold a reception," "have, throw, or make a party", "give a course", etc.
|28.||[ verb ] head into a specified direction|
"The escaped convict took to the hills" "We made for the mountains"
|29.||[ noun ] a recognizable kind|
"there's a new brand of hero in the movies now" "what make of car is that?"
|Related terms:||kind construct|
|30.||[ verb ] have a bowel movement|
|Synonyms:||defecate take_a_crap take_a_shit ca-ca crap stool shit|
"The dog had made in the flower beds"
|Related terms:||excrete dung toilet crap defecator defecation fecal_matter|
|31.||[ verb ] reach in time|
"We barely made the plane"
|Related terms:||reach reach|
|32.||[ verb ] appear to begin an activity|
"He made to speak but said nothing i the end" "She made a if to say hello to us"
|33.||[ verb ] assure the success of|
"A good review by this critic will make your play!"
|Related terms:||break guarantee|
|34.||[ verb ] (theater) represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like|
"She makes like an actress"
|Related terms:||act imitate go_through_the_motions feign|
|35.||[ verb ] develop into|
: "He will make a splendid father!"
|Related terms:||develop qualification|
|36.||[ verb ] (sexuality) induce to have sex|
"Harry finally seduced Sally" "Did you score last night?" "Harry made Sally"
|Related terms:||persuade seduce seducer love|
|37.||[ verb ] amount to|
"This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"
|38.||[ verb ] constitute the essence of|
"Clothes make the man"
|39.||[ verb ] favor the development of|
"Practice makes the winner"
|40.||[ verb ] eliminate urine|
|Synonyms:||pass_water relieve_oneself piss micturate take_a_leak piddle make_water pee pee-pee spend_a_penny wee wee-wee puddle urinate|
"Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
|Related terms:||excrete wet stale defecate urinate urine peeing micturition pisser|
|41.||[ verb ] be suitable for|
"Wood makes good furniture"
|Related terms:||be makings|
|42.||[ verb ] undergo fabrication or creation|
"This wool makes into a nice sweater"
|Related terms:||change makings|
|43.||[ verb ] add up to|
"four and four make eight"
|Related terms:||total arithmetic|
|44.||[ verb ] cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable|
"make my day"
|45.||[ verb ] (food) prepare for eating by applying heat|
|Synonyms:||prepare cook fix ready|
"Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
|Related terms:||create_from_raw_material put_on preserve concoct precook devil whip_up lard cooking|
|46.||[ verb ] gather and light the materials for|
: "make a fire"
|Related terms:||create_from_raw_material cook|
|47.||[ verb ] consider as being|
"It wasn't the problem some people made it"
|48.||[ verb ] calculate as being|
"I make the height about 100 feet"
|Related terms:||estimate draw|
|49.||[ verb ] behave in a certain way|
|50.||[ verb ] proceed along a path|
"work one's way through the crowd" "make one's way into the forest"
|Related terms:||pass claw jostle bushwhack work|
|51.||[ noun ] (cards) the act of mixing cards haphazardly|
|Related terms:||reordering reshuffle riffle card_game|