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Definition 1: apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier - [verb of body]

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

  • She makes herself up every morning

(make up is a kind of ...) care for one's external appearance

"He is always well-groomed"

(... is a kind of make up ) apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent

"highlight the area above your eyebrows"

(... is a kind of make up ) apply lipstick to

"She lipsticked her mouth"

(... is a kind of make up ) redden by applying rouge to

"she rouged her cheeks"

(... is a kind of make up ) apply powder to

"She powdered her nose" "The King wears a powdered wig"

Definition 2: put in order or neaten - [verb of change]

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

  • make the bed
  • make up a room

Synonyms for make up in the sense of this definition

(make up is a kind of ...) put (things or places) in order

"Tidy up your room!"

(make up has a similar meaning as ...) gather and light the materials for

"make a fire"

Definition 3: come to terms - [verb of communication]

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

  • After some discussion we finally made up

Synonyms for make up in the sense of this definition

(make up is a kind of ...) be in accord; be in agreement

"We agreed on the terms of the settlement" "I can't agree with you!" "I hold with those who say life is sacred" "Both philosophers concord on this point"

(... is a kind of make up ) make peace with

(... is a kind of make up ) end hostilities

"The brothers who had been fighting over their inheritance finally made peace"

Definition 4: concoct something artificial or untrue - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for make up in the sense of this definition

(make up is a kind of ...) devise or invent

"He thought up a plan to get rich quickly" "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"

(... is a kind of make up ) construct a myth

"The poet mythologized that the King had three sons"

(... is a kind of make up ) unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory

(... is a kind of make up ) invent

"trump up charges"

(... is a kind of make up ) make up a story

"spin a yarn"

(... is a kind of make up ) make up

"vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting"

Definition 5: devise or compose - [verb of creation]

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

  • This designer makes up our Spring collections

(make up is a kind of ...) create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner

"Chanel designed the famous suit"

Definition 6: do or give something to somebody in return - [verb of possession]

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

  • Does she pay you for the work you are doing?

Synonyms for make up in the sense of this definition

(make up is a kind of ...) dispose of; make a financial settlement

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

  • I have to make up a French exam
  • Can I catch up with the material or is it too late?

Synonyms for make up in the sense of this definition

(make up is a kind of ...) regain or make up for

"recuperate one's losses"

Definition 8: form or compose - [verb of stative]

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

  • This money is my only income
  • The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance
  • These constitute my entire belonging
  • The children made up the chorus
  • This sum represents my entire income for a year
  • These few men comprise his entire army

Synonyms for make up in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of make up ) constitute the essence of

"Clothes make the man"

(... is a kind of make up ) form the substance of

"Greed and ambition composed his personality"

(... is a kind of make up ) to compose or represent

"This wall forms the background of the stage setting" "The branches made a roof" "This makes a fine introduction"

(... is a kind of make up ) range or extend over; occupy a certain area

"The plants straddle the entire state"

(... is a kind of make up ) be included in or classified as

"This falls under the rubric `various'"

(... is a kind of make up ) introduce

"This poses an interesting question"

(... is a kind of make up ) serve as a supplement to

"Vitamins supplemented his meager diet"

Definition 9: adjust for - [verb of stative]

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

  • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance

Synonyms for make up in the sense of this definition

(make up is a kind of ...) bring into balance or equilibrium

"She has to balance work and her domestic duties" "balance the two weights"

(... is a kind of make up ) compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance

"I resent having to carry her all the time"

(... is a kind of make up ) make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities

"he is compensating for being a bad father"

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