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Definition 1: comprehend - [verb of cognition]

Samples where make out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I cannot make out what this politician is saying

(make out is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

Definition 2: make out and issue - [verb of communication]

Samples where make out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • write out a check
  • cut a ticket
  • Please make the check out to me

Synonyms for make out in the sense of this definition

(make out is a kind of ...) communicate or express by writing

"He wrote about his great love for his wife"

(... is a kind of make out ) write out a check on a bank account

Definition 3: write all the required information onto a form - [verb of communication]

Samples where make out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fill out this questionnaire, please!
  • make out a form

Synonyms for make out in the sense of this definition

(make out implies ...) put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.

Definition 4: imply or suggest - [verb of communication]

Samples where make out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Your remarks make me out to be stupid

(make out is a kind of ...) imply as a possibility

"The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"

Definition 5: try to establish - [verb of communication]

Samples where make out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She made out that she know nothing about the crime

(make out is a kind of ...) assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

"He claimed that he killed the burglar"

Definition 6: have sexual intercourse with - [verb of contact]

Samples where make out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
  • Adam knew Eve
  • Were you ever intimate with this man?

Synonyms for make out in the sense of this definition

(make out is a kind of ...) engage in sexual intercourse

"Birds mate in the Spring"

(... is a kind of make out ) have sex with; archaic use

"He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"

(... is a kind of make out ) have sex without being married

(make out has a similar meaning as ...) kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion

"The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"

Definition 7: kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion - [verb of contact]

Samples where make out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The couple were necking in the back seat of the car

Synonyms for make out in the sense of this definition

(make out is a kind of ...) stroke or caress gently

"pet the lamb"

(... is a kind of make out ) snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others

(make out has a similar meaning as ...) have sexual intercourse with

"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm" "Adam knew Eve" "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

Definition 8: detect with the senses - [verb of perception]

Samples where make out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
  • I can't make out the faces in this photograph

Synonyms for make out in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of make out ) make clearly visible

"can this image be resolved?"

(... is a kind of make out ) distinguish

"I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"

(make out implies ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

Samples where make out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We got by on just a gallon of gas
  • They made do on half a loaf of bread every day

Synonyms for make out in the sense of this definition

(make out is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of make out ) manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand

"after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks"

(... is a kind of make out ) try to manage without help

"The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died"

(... is a kind of make out ) be able to manage or manage successfully

"I can't hack it anymore" "she could not cut the long days in the office"

(... is a kind of make out ) manage one's existence barely

"I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary"

Definition 10: proceed or get along - [verb of stative]

Samples where make out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How is she doing in her new job?
  • How are you making out in graduate school?
  • He's come a long way

Synonyms for make out in the sense of this definition

(make out is a kind of ...) follow a certain course

"The inauguration went well" "how did your interview go?"

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