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Definition 1: the act of mixing cards haphazardly - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) a rearrangement in a different order

(... is a kind of make ) shuffling again

"the gambler demanded a reshuffle"

(... is a kind of make ) shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners

(... is part of make) a game played with playing cards

Definition 2: a recognizable kind - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
  • what make of car is that?

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

"sculpture is a form of art" "what kinds of desserts are there?"

Definition 3: have a bowel movement - [verb of body]

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

  • The dog had made in the flower beds

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) eliminate from the body

"Pass a kidney stone"

(... is a kind of make ) defecate; used of animals

(make has a similar meaning as ...) eliminate urine

"Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"

Definition 4: eliminate urine - [verb of body]

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

  • Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) eliminate from the body

"Pass a kidney stone"

(... is a kind of make ) make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating

"This eight year old boy still wets his bed"

(... is a kind of make ) urinate, of cattle and horses

(make has a similar meaning as ...) pass after the manner of urine

"The sick men urinated blood"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) have a bowel movement

"The dog had made in the flower beds"

Definition 5: behave in a certain way - [verb of body]

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

  • make merry

(make is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

Definition 6: act in a certain way so as to acquire - [verb of body]

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

  • make friends
  • make enemies

(make is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

"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"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) achieve a point or goal

"Nicklaus had a 70" "The Brazilian team got 4 goals" "She made 29 points that day"

Definition 7: give certain properties to something - [verb of change]

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

  • 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 millionaire
  • Make yourself clear

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of make ) cause to become

"The shot rendered her immobile"

(... is a kind of make ) cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition

"He got his squad on the ball" "This let me in for a big surprise" "He got a girl into trouble"

(... is a kind of make ) act or be so as to become in a specified state

"The inflation left them penniless" "The president's remarks left us speechless"

Definition 8: put in order or neaten - [verb of change]

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

  • make the bed
  • make up a room

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

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

"Tidy up your room!"

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

"make a fire"

Definition 9: cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable - [verb of change]

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

  • make my day

(make is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 10: develop into - [verb of change]

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

  • He will make a splendid father!

(make is a kind of ...) grow emotionally or mature

"The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten" "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"

Definition 11: favor the development of - [verb of change]

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

  • Practice makes the winner

(make is a kind of ...) generate gradually

"We must develop more potential customers" "develop a market for the new mobile phone"

Definition 12: change from one form into another - [verb of change]

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

  • make water into wine
  • make lead into gold
  • make clay into bricks

(make is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 13: make, formulate, or derive in the mind - [verb of cognition]

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

  • I draw a line here
  • draw a conclusion
  • draw parallels
  • make an estimate
  • What do you make of his remarks?

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

(make has a similar meaning as ...) calculate as being

"I make the height about 100 feet"

Definition 14: consider as being - [verb of cognition]

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

  • It wasn't the problem some people made it

(make is a kind of ...) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) calculate as being

"I make the height about 100 feet"

Definition 15: calculate as being - [verb of cognition]

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

  • I make the height about 100 feet

(make is a kind of ...) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) consider as being

"It wasn't the problem some people made it"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) 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?"

Definition 16: institute, enact, or establish - [verb of cognition]

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

  • make laws

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of make ) establish as the highest level or best performance

"set a record"

Definition 17: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner - [verb of communication]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of make ) cause to decide

"This new development finally decided me!"

(... is a kind of make ) induce to commit perjury or give false testimony

"The President tried to suborn false witnesses"

(... is a kind of make ) serve as the inciting cause of

"She prompted me to call my relatives"

(... is a kind of make ) cause to undertake a certain action

"Her greed led her to forge the checks"

(... is a kind of make ) actively cause something to happen

"I let it be known that I was not interested"

(... is a kind of make ) spur on

"His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife"

(... is a kind of make ) incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination

"He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents"

(... is a kind of make ) induce or persuade

"The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"

(... is a kind of make ) cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

"You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"

(... is a kind of make ) force somebody to do something

"We compel all students to fill out this form"

Definition 18: represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like - [verb of communication]

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

  • She makes like an actress

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) play a role or part

"Gielgud played Hamlet" "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role" "She played the servant to her husband's master"

(... is a kind of make ) pretend to do something by acting as if one was really doing it

"She isn't really working--she's just going through the motions"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) make believe with the intent to deceive

"He feigned that he was ill" "He shammed a headache"

Definition 19: assure the success of - [verb of communication]

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

  • A good review by this critic will make your play!

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

"This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us" "Preparation will guarantee success!"

Definition 20: induce to have sex - [verb of contact]

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

  • Harry finally seduced Sally
  • Did you score last night?
  • Harry made Sally

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

"You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"

(make implies ...) have sexual intercourse with

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

(make has a similar meaning as ...) lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct

"She was seduced by the temptation of easy money and started to work in a massage parlor"

Definition 21: make or cause to be or to become - [verb of creation]

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

  • make a mess in one's office
  • create a furor

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of make ) create (as an entity)

"social groups form everywhere" "They formed a company"

(... is a kind of make ) create anew

"she recreated the feeling of the 1920's with her stage setting"

(... is a kind of make ) make films; be a film maker

(... is a kind of make ) record in film

"The coronation was filmed"

(... is a kind of make ) guide the actors in (plays and films)

(... is a kind of make ) compose a sequence of dance steps, often to music

"Balanchine choreographed many pieces to Stravinsky's music"

(... is a kind of make ) write music

"Beethoven composed nine symphonies"

(... is a kind of make ) create with or from words

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

"copy that drawing" "re-create a picture by Rembrandt"

(... is a kind of make ) produce by ignition or a blow

"strike fire from the flintstone" "strike a match"

(... is a kind of make ) make consistent with a certain fashion or style

"Style my hair" "style the dress"

(... is a kind of make ) create by putting components or members together

"She pieced a quilt" "He tacked together some verses" "They set up a committee"

(... is a kind of make ) build or establish something abstract

"build a reputation"

(... is a kind of make ) create an offset in

"offset a wall"

(... is a kind of make ) make by scraping

"They scraped a letter into the stone"

(... is a kind of make ) bring forth or yield

"The tree would not produce fruit"

(... is a kind of make ) form a corporation

(... is a kind of make ) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of make ) create by using explosives

"blast a passage through the mountain"

(... is a kind of make ) create or produce in a mechanical way

"This novelist has been manufacturing his books following his initial success"

(... is a kind of make ) form or shape by chopping

"chop a hole in the ground"

(... is a kind of make ) make by pounding or trampling

"beat a path through the forest"

(... is a kind of make ) create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise

"raise hell" "raise the roof" "raise Cain"

(... is a kind of make ) form by probing, penetrating, or digging

"cut a hole" "cut trenches" "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"

(... is a kind of make ) form or shape by cutting or incising

"cut paper dolls"

(... is a kind of make ) to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery

"prepare a report" "prepare a speech"

(... is a kind of make ) create by pressing

"Press little holes into the soft clay"

(... is a kind of make ) cause to happen, occur or exist

"This procedure produces a curious effect" "The new law gave rise to many complaints" "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor" "the new President must bring about a change in the health care system"

(... is a kind of make ) make by combining materials and parts

"this little pig made his house out of straw" "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

(... is a kind of make ) make from scratch

(... is a kind of make ) advance or set forth in court

"bring charges" "institute proceedings"

(... is a kind of make ) make tracks upon

(... is a kind of make ) make by cutting into

"The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"

(... is a kind of make ) make by twisting together or intertwining

"twine a rope"

(... is a kind of make ) make by piercing

"puncture a hole"

(... is a kind of make ) institute, enact, or establish

"make laws"

(... is a kind of make ) make froth or foam and become bubbly

"The river foamed"

(... is a kind of make ) develop or evolve from a latent or potential state

(... is a kind of make ) extract by the process of distillation

"distill the essence of this compound"

(... is a kind of make ) make a way or path by removing objects

"Clear a path through the dense forest"

(... is a kind of make ) form or produce anew

"regenerate hatred"

(... is a kind of make ) have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

"The Bible tells people to procreate" "These bacteria reproduce"

(... is a kind of make ) create a short circuit in

(... is a kind of make ) create anew

"Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"

(... is a kind of make ) created by grinding

"grind designs into the glass bowl"

(... is a kind of make ) bring forth

"The apple tree bore delicious apples this year" "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"

(... is a kind of make ) carry out (performances)

"They turned in a splendid effort" "They turned in top jobs for the second straight game"

(... is a kind of make ) bring about

"The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"

(... is a kind of make ) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

(... is a kind of make ) make real or concrete; give reality or substance to

"our ideas must be substantiated into actions"

(... is a kind of make ) create by artistic means

"create a poem" "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music" "Picasso created Cubism" "Auden made verses"

(... is a kind of make ) create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

(... is a kind of make ) cause to become available for use, either literally or figuratively

"clicking on the icon calls up the program" "the author's description of the banquet called up delicious aromas" "running into an old friend summoned up memories of her childhood"

(... is a kind of make ) cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

"I cannot work a miracle" "wreak havoc" "bring comments" "play a joke" "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"

(... is a kind of make ) cause to happen or be responsible for

"His two singles gave the team the victory"

(... is a kind of make ) bring into being

"He initiated a new program" "Start a foundation"

(... is a kind of make ) bring into existence

"The new manager generated a lot of problems" "The computer bug generated chaos in the office" "The computer generated this image" "The earthquake generated a tsunami"

(... is a kind of make ) make (offspring) by reproduction

"Abraham begot Isaac" "John fathered four daughters"

Definition 22: create or manufacture a man-made product - [verb of creation]

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

  • We produce more cars than we can sell
  • The company has been making toys for two centuries

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of make ) cause to procreate (animals)

"She breeds dogs"

(... is a kind of make ) create laminate by bonding sheets of material with a bonding material

(... is a kind of make ) produce or distribute illegally

"bootleg tapes of the diva's singing"

(... is a kind of make ) produce (energy)

"We can't generate enough power for the entire city" "The hydroelectric plant needs to generate more electricity"

(... is a kind of make ) give or supply

"The cow brings in 5 liters of milk" "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn" "The estate renders some revenue for the family"

(... is a kind of make ) form or shape by forcing through an opening

"extrude steel"

(... is a kind of make ) extract (metals) by heating

(... is a kind of make ) make a copy or equivalent of

"reproduce the painting"

(... is a kind of make ) to manufacture sections of (a building), especially in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site of buildings

(... is a kind of make ) produce shoddily, without much attention to detail

(... is a kind of make ) put into print

"The newspaper published the news of the royal couple's divorce" "These news should not be printed"

(... is a kind of make ) make or construct

(... is a kind of make ) make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset

(... is a kind of make ) put out considerable effort

"He put out the same for seven managers"

(... is a kind of make ) produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product

"The bee elaborates honey"

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

"She is remaking her image"

(... is a kind of make ) produce synthetically, artificially, or stereotypically and unoriginally

(... is a kind of make ) produce below capacity or demand

"The East German factories were underproducing for many years"

(... is a kind of make ) to create or manufacture a specific amount

"the computer is outputting the data from the job I'm running"

(... is a kind of make ) produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses

"pulse waves" "a transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube"

(... is a kind of make ) make hastily and carelessly

(... is a kind of make ) make to specifications

"I had this desk custom-made for me"

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

"dummy up the books that are to be published"

(... is a kind of make ) produce quickly or regularly, usually with machinery

"This factory turns out saws"

(... is a kind of make ) make by machinery

"The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars"

(... is a kind of make ) produce something at a fast rate

"He churns out papers, but they are all about the same topic"

(... is a kind of make ) produce in excess

"The country overproduces cars"

(... is a kind of make ) create by duplicating data

"cut a disk" "burn a CD"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) create by artistic means

"create a poem" "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music" "Picasso created Cubism" "Auden made verses"

Definition 23: organize or be responsible for - [verb of creation]

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

  • hold a reception
  • have, throw, or make a party
  • give a course

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) be in charge of

Definition 24: create or design, often in a certain way - [verb of creation]

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

  • Do my room in blue
  • I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) create by artistic means

"create a poem" "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music" "Picasso created Cubism" "Auden made verses"

Definition 25: prepare for eating by applying heat - [verb of creation]

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

  • Cook me dinner, please
  • can you make me an omelette?
  • fix breakfast for the guests, please

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) make from scratch

(... is a kind of make ) prevent (food) from rotting

"preserved meats" "keep potatoes fresh"

(... is a kind of make ) prepare or cook with lard

"lard meat"

(... is a kind of make ) prepare or cook by mixing ingredients

"concoct a strange mixture"

(... is a kind of make ) prepare or cook quickly or hastily

(... is a kind of make ) cook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long

"precook the rice"

(... is a kind of make ) coat or stuff with a spicy paste

"devilled eggs"

(... is a kind of make ) put on the stove or ready for cooking

"put on the tea, please!"

(... is a kind of make ) pour liquor over and ignite (a dish)

(... is a kind of make ) bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top

(... is a kind of make ) dissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid and stirring

(... is a kind of make ) kill and prepare for market or consumption

"dress a turkey"

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

"make a fire"

Definition 26: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally - [verb of creation]

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

  • cause a commotion
  • make a stir
  • cause an accident

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of make ) shape or influence; give direction to

"experience often determines ability" "mold public opinion"

(... is a kind of make ) urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

(... is a kind of make ) give an incentive for action

"This moved me to sacrifice my career"

(... is a kind of make ) call forth

(... is a kind of make ) evoke or provoke to appear or occur

"Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"

(... is a kind of make ) give occasion to

(... is a kind of make ) 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"

(... is a kind of make ) produce

"The scientists set up a shock wave"

(... is a kind of make ) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

(... is a kind of make ) increase the likelihood of (a response)

"The stimulus facilitates a delayed impulse"

Definition 27: create by artistic means - [verb of creation]

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

  • create a poem
  • Schoenberg created twelve-tone music
  • Picasso created Cubism
  • Auden made verses

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of make ) 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"

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

"Chanel designed the famous suit"

(... is a kind of make ) create designs

"Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) create or manufacture a man-made product

"We produce more cars than we can sell" "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

Definition 28: gather and light the materials for - [verb of creation]

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

  • make a fire

(make is a kind of ...) make from scratch

(make has a similar meaning as ...) put in order or neaten

"make the bed" "make up a room"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) prepare for eating by applying heat

"Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

Definition 29: make by shaping or bringing together constituents - [verb of creation]

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

  • make a dress
  • make a cake
  • make a wall of stones

(make is a kind of ...) make from scratch

(... is a kind of make ) put together out of existing material

"compile a list"

(... is a kind of make ) use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed

(... is a kind of make ) put together out of artificial or natural components or parts

"the company fabricates plastic chairs" "They manufacture small toys" "He manufactured a popular cereal"

(... is a kind of make ) make out of components (often in an improvising manner)

"She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"

(... is a kind of make ) make barrels and casks

Definition 30: perform or carry out - [verb of creation]

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

  • make a decision
  • make a move
  • make advances
  • make a phone call

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

"John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters" "the skater executed a triple pirouette" "she did a little dance"

(... is a kind of make ) render

"pay a visit" "pay a call"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) engage in

"make love, not war" "make an effort" "do research" "do nothing" "make revolution"

Definition 31: make by combining materials and parts - [verb of creation]

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

  • this little pig made his house out of straw
  • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of make ) make according to requirements

"customize a car"

(... is a kind of make ) build (a road) from logs laid side by side

(... is a kind of make ) construct, build, or erect

"Raise a barn"

(... is a kind of make ) construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed

"Frank Lloyd Wright liked to cantilever his buildings"

(... is a kind of make ) build with groins

"The ceiling was groined"

(... is a kind of make ) build again

"The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb"

(... is a kind of make ) construct by fitting or uniting parts together

(... is a kind of make ) build of or with wattle

(... is a kind of make ) build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

(... is a kind of make ) construct with drywall

"dry-wall the basement of the house"

(... is a kind of make ) construct a revetment

(... is a kind of make ) make a channel for; provide with a channel

"channelize the country for better transportation"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) be engaged in building

"These architects build in interesting and new styles"

Definition 32: compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way - [verb of creation]

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

  • People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!
  • Heat makes you sweat

(make is a kind of ...) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

(... is a kind of make ) compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment

"She finally drove him to change jobs"

Definition 33: reach a destination, either real or abstract - [verb of motion]

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

  • We hit Detroit by noon
  • The water reached the doorstep
  • We barely made it to the finish line
  • I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of make ) hit or reach the ground

(... is a kind of make ) succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems

"We finally got through the bureaucracy and could talk to the Minister"

(... is a kind of make ) reach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body

(... is a kind of make ) succeed in reaching; arrive at

"The arrow found its mark"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) reach in time

"We barely made the plane"

(... is a kind of make ) reach or ascend the top of

"The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"

(... is a kind of make ) reach the summit (of a mountain)

"They breasted the mountain" "Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit"

(... is a kind of make ) to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity

"That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929" "Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million"

(... is a kind of make ) reach the low point

"Prices bottomed out and started to rise again after a while"

(... is a kind of make ) reach or gain access to

"How does one access the attic in this house?" "I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof"

(... is a kind of make ) reach the highest point of

"We scaled the Mont Blanc"

(... is a kind of make ) reach the point where one should be after a delay

"I caught up on my homework"

(make implies ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 34: reach a goal - [verb of motion]

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

  • make the first team
  • We made it!
  • She may not make the grade

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) to gain with effort

"she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

Definition 35: head into a specified direction - [verb of motion]

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

  • The escaped convict took to the hills
  • We made for the mountains

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) to go or travel towards

"where is she heading" "We were headed for the mountains"

Definition 36: proceed along a path - [verb of motion]

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

  • work one's way through the crowd
  • make one's way into the forest

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

(... is a kind of make ) move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging

"They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"

(... is a kind of make ) make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving

"We had to jostle our way to the front of the platform"

(... is a kind of make ) cut one's way through the woods or bush

(make has a similar meaning as ...) proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity

"work your way through every problem or task" "She was working on her second martini when the guests arrived" "Start from the bottom and work towards the top"

Definition 37: reach in time - [verb of motion]

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

  • We barely made the plane

(make has a similar meaning as ...) reach a destination, either real or abstract

"We hit Detroit by noon" "The water reached the doorstep" "We barely made it to the finish line" "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

Definition 38: appear to begin an activity - [verb of perception]

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

  • He made to speak but said nothing in the end
  • She made as if to say hello to us

(make is a kind of ...) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

"She seems to be sleeping" "This appears to be a very difficult problem" "This project looks fishy" "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"

Definition 39: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages - [verb of possession]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of make ) bring in

"interest-bearing accounts" "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

(... is a kind of make ) earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

(... is a kind of make ) earn large sums of money

"Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in"

(... is a kind of make ) earn as a salary or wage

"How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?"

(... is a kind of make ) take money from an illegal transaction

(... is a kind of make ) make a profit; gain money or materially

"The company has not profited from the merger"

(... is a kind of make ) make by laborious and precarious means

"He eked out a living as a painter"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) make as a net profit

"The company cleared $1 million"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) act in a certain way so as to acquire

"make friends" "make enemies"

Definition 40: achieve a point or goal - [verb of possession]

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

  • Nicklaus had a 70
  • The Brazilian team got 4 goals
  • She made 29 points that day

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) gain points in a game

"The home team scored many times" "He hit a home run" "He hit .300 in the past season"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) act in a certain way so as to acquire

"make friends" "make enemies"

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

  • make love, not war
  • make an effort
  • do research
  • do nothing
  • make revolution

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of make ) do something to an excessive degree

"He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) perform or carry out

"make a decision" "make a move" "make advances" "make a phone call"

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

  • Make a quorum

(make is a kind of ...) get people together

"assemble your colleagues" "get together all those who are interested in the project" "gather the close family members"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) add up to

"four and four make eight"

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

  • She was named Head of the Committee
  • She was made president of the club

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

"He was appointed deputy manager" "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

(... is a kind of make ) name again or anew

"He was renamed Minister of the Interior"

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

  • make a mistake
  • commit a faux-pas

(make is a kind of ...) perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

"perpetrate a crime" "pull a bank robbery"

Definition 45: be or be capable of being changed or made into - [verb of stative]

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

  • He makes a great host
  • He will make a fine father

(make is a kind of ...) come into existence

"What becomes has duration"

Definition 46: to compose or represent - [verb of stative]

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

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

Synonyms for make in the sense of this definition

(make is a kind of ...) form or compose

"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"

(... is a kind of make ) form a chelate, in chemistry

(... is a kind of make ) constitute an addition

"This paper will add to her reputation"

Definition 47: undergo fabrication or creation - [verb of stative]

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

  • This wool makes into a nice sweater

(make is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 48: amount to - [verb of stative]

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

  • This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living

(make is a kind of ...) be tantamount or equivalent to

"Her action amounted to a rebellion"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) add up to

"four and four make eight"

Definition 49: add up to - [verb of stative]

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

  • four and four make eight

(make is a kind of ...) add up in number or quantity

"The bills amounted to $2,000" "The bill came to $2,000"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) form by assembling individuals or constituents

"Make a quorum"

(make has a similar meaning as ...) amount to

"This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"

(make belongs to category ...) the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations

Definition 50: be suitable for - [verb of stative]

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

  • Wood makes good furniture

(make is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 51: constitute the essence of - [verb of stative]

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

  • Clothes make the man

(make is a kind of ...) form or compose

"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"

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