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make /meɪk/ vb (makes, making, made)(mainly tr)
  1. to bring into being by shaping, changing, or combining materials, ideas, etc; form or fashion; create
  2. to draw up, establish, or form: to make a decision, make one's will
  3. to cause to exist, bring about, or produce: don't make a noise
  4. to cause, compel, or induce: please make him go away
  5. to appoint or assign, as to a rank or position: they made him chairman
  6. to constitute: one swallow doesn't make a summer
  7. (also intr) to come or cause to come into a specified state or condition: to make merry, make someone happy
  8. (copula) to be or become through development: he will make a good teacher
  9. to cause or ensure the success of: your news has made my day
  10. to amount to: twelve inches make a foot
  11. to serve as or be suitable for: that piece of cloth will make a coat
  12. to prepare or put into a fit condition for use: to make a bed
  13. to be the essential element in or part of: charm makes a good salesman
  14. to carry out, effect, or do
  15. (intr; followed by to, as if to, or as though to) to act with the intention or with a show of doing something: they made to go out, he made as if to hit her
  16. to use for a specified purpose: I will make this town my base
  17. to deliver or pronounce: to make a speech
  18. to cause to seem or represent as being
  19. to earn, acquire, or win for oneself: to make friends, make a fortune
  20. to engage in: make love not war
  21. to traverse or cover (distance) by travelling: we can make a hundred miles by nightfall
  22. to arrive in time for: he didn't make the first act of the play
  23. to win a trick with (a specified card)
  24. to shuffle (the cards)
  25. to fulfil (a contract) by winning the necessary number of tricks
  26. to score (runs)
  27. to close (a circuit) permitting a flow of current
  28. (intransitive) to increase in depth: the water in the hold was making a foot a minute
  29. informal to gain a place or position on or in: to make the headlines, make the first team
  30. informal to achieve the rank of
  31. slang to seduce
  32. make a bookto take bets on a race or other contest
  33. make a day of itto cause an activity to last a day
  34. make a night of itto cause an activity to last a night
  35. make do
    See do1
  36. make eyes atto flirt with or ogle
  37. make itinformal to be successful in doing something
  38. (followed by with) slang to have sexual intercourse
  39. make likeslang chiefly US Canadian to imitate
n
  1. brand, type, or style
  2. the manner or way in which something is made
  3. disposition or character; make-up
  4. the act or process of making
  5. the amount or number made
  6. a player's turn to shuffle
  7. on the makeinformal out for profit or conquest
  8. slang in search of a sexual partner

See also make forEtymology: Old English macian; related to Old Frisian makia to construct, Dutch maken, German machen to make

ˈmakable adj



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