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Definition 1: the organized action of making of goods and services for sale - [noun denoting act]

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

  • American industry is making increased use of computers to control production

Synonyms for manufacture in the sense of this definition

(manufacture is a kind of ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

(... is a kind of manufacture ) small-scale industry that can be carried on at home by family members using their own equipment

(... is a kind of manufacture ) (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale

"he introduced more efficient methods of production"

(... is a kind of manufacture ) the development of industry on an extensive scale

(manufacture is the domain which ... is member of) a system of evaluation based on awarding points according to rules

(manufacture is the domain which ... is member of) the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise

"each industry has its own trade publications"

(manufacture is the domain which ... is member of) change from governmental to private control or ownership

"The oil industry was privatized"

(manufacture is the domain which ... is member of) employ scabs or strike breakers in

Definition 2: the act of making something (a product) from raw materials - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the synthesis and fabrication of single crystals
  • an improvement in the manufacture of explosives
  • manufacturing is vital to Great Britain

Synonyms for manufacture in the sense of this definition

(manufacture is a kind of ...) the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it

(... is a kind of manufacture ) the act of fabricating something in a particular shape

(... is a kind of manufacture ) deliberately ambiguous and contradictory language used to mislead and manipulate the public

"the welfare state brought its own newspeak"

(... is a kind of manufacture ) the manufacture of sections of a building at the factory so they can be easily and rapidly assembled at the building site

Definition 3: put together out of artificial or natural components or parts - [verb of creation]

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

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

Synonyms for manufacture in the sense of this definition

(manufacture is a kind of ...) make by shaping or bringing together constituents

"make a dress" "make a cake" "make a wall of stones"

(... is a kind of manufacture ) produce on a large scale

(... is a kind of manufacture ) make into a raft

"raft these logs"

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

Synonyms for manufacture in the sense of this definition

(manufacture 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 manufacture ) construct a myth

"The poet mythologized that the King had three sons"

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

(... is a kind of manufacture ) invent

"trump up charges"

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

"spin a yarn"

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

"vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting"

Definition 5: create or produce in a mechanical way - [verb of creation]

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

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

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

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

Definition 6: produce naturally - [verb of creation]

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

  • this gland manufactures a specific substance only

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

"The tree would not produce fruit"

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