Definitions of make

  1.   To tend or move; as, he made toward the goal; have effect; as, the power that makes for righteousness; to put something into a specified condition; as, to make ready for a journey; to act in a specified manner; as, to make merry.
  2.   represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; " She makes like an actress"
  3.   To form; to fashion; to mould; to compel; to produce or effect; to do; to perform; to commit; to cause to have a particular quality; to bring into any state or condition; to raise, as profit; to gain; to reach or arrive at; to proceed; to move; to operate; to contribute.
  4.   To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an error; to make a loss; to make money.
  5.   be suitable for; " Wood makes good furniture"
  6.   make by shaping or bringing together constituents; " make a dress"; " make a cake"; " make a wall of stones"
  7.   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"
  8.   calculate as being; " I make the height about 100 feet"
  9.   behave in a certain way; " make merry"
  10.   engage in; " make love, not war"; " make an effort"; " do research"; " do nothing"; " make revolution"
  11.   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?"
  12.   assure the success of; " A good review by this critic will make your play!"
  13.   To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent.
  14.   To put a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive.
  15.   Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form.
  16.   To create; fashion; compose; frame; bring about; prepare for use; obtain for oneself, as friends; to form, as plans; to compute to be; as, I make the amount fifty dollars; to amount to; as, three feet make a yard; raise to rank or dignity; as, his venture will make or break him; score; as, we made ten points in the game; arrive at, near, or in sight of; as, to make port; become; as, a good son makes a good husband; cause to be or become; as, to make him president; to cause to act in a certain manner; as, to make a child obey.
  17.   form by assembling individuals or constituents; " Make a quorum"; " The branches made a roof"
  18.   To tend; to contribute; to have effect; - with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage.
  19.   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"
  20.   To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to.
  21.   make by combining materials and parts; " this little pig made his house out of straw"; " Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
  22.   To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; - followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive.
  23.   To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.
  24.   To force; induce; procure; gain.
  25.   create by artistic means; " create a poem"; " Schoenberg created twelve- tone music"; " Picasso created Cubism"; " Auden made verses"
  26.   To fashion, frame, or form: to produce: to bring about: to perform: to force: to render: to represent, or cause to appear to be: to turn: to occasion: to bring into any state or condition: to establish: to prepare: to obtain: to ascertain: to arrive in sight of, to reach: ( B.) to be occupied with, to do.
  27.   To bring into being; produce; create; accomplish.
  28.   carry out or commit; " make a mistake"; " commit a faux- pas"
  29.   perform or carry out; " make a decision"; " make a move"; " make advances"; " make a phone call"
  30.   A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife.
  31.   To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain form; to construct; to fabricate.
  32.   constitute the essence of; " Clothes make the man"
  33.   proceed along a path; " work one's way through the crowd"; " make one's way into the forest"
  34.   organize or be responsible for; " hold a reception"; " have, throw, or make a party"; " give a course"
  35.   To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.
  36.   have a bowel movement; " The dog had made in the flower beds"
  37.   add up to; " four and four make eight"
  38.   charge with a function; charge to be; " She was named Head of the Committee"; " She was made president of the club"
  39.   To tend or move: to contribute: ( B.) to feign or pretend:- pa. t. and pa. p.
  40.   Making.
  41.   consider as being; " It wasn't the problem some people made it"
  42.   favor the development of; " Practice makes the winner"
  43.   To find, as the result of calculation or computation; to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over; as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the distance in one day.
  44.   To form; produce; cause to be; compel; gain; attain.
  45.   Made.
  46.   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"
  47.   head into a specified direction; " The escaped convict took to the hills"; " We made for the mountains"
  48.   be or be capable of being changed or made into; " He makes a great host"; " He will make a fine father"
  49.   Form; structure; composition.
  50.   institute, enact, or establish; " make laws"
  51.   To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.
  52.   create or manufacture a man- made product; " We produce more cars than we can sell"; " The company has been making toys for two centuries"
  53.   To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of.
  54.   the act of mixing cards haphazardly
  55.   develop into; " He will make a splendid father!"
  56.   amount to; " This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"
  57.   To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; - often in the phrase to meddle or make.
  58.   reach a goal, e. g., " make the first team"; " We made it!"; " She may not make the grade"
  59.   To create; to frame; to fashion; to compose; to cause to become; to produce or effect; to compel or constrain; to procure; to execute; to establish; to raise to good fortune; to commit; to gain; to collect; to arrive in sight of, as land; to reach; to gain by advance; to provide; to place; to turn; to represent; to induce; to fabricate. To make amends, to make good. To make account of, to esteem. To make away, to kill; to destroy. To make free with, to treat with freedom. To make good, to defend; to accomplish; to make compensation for. To make light of, to consider as of no consequence. To make love, or to make suit, to court. To make merry, to feast; to be jovial. To make much of, to treat with fondness or esteem. To make of, to understand by; to produce from; to account. To make over, to transfer the title of. To make out, to learn; to understand clearly; to prove; to furnish. To make sure of, to consider as certain; to secure to one's possession. To make up, to reconcile; to repair; to supply what is wanting; to compose; to shape; to compensate; to adjust. To make sail, to increase the quantity of sail already extended. To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost. To make water, to leak. To make words, to multiply words.
  60.   induce to have sex; " Harry finally seduced Sally"; " Did you score last night?"; " Harry made Sally"
  61.   act in a certain way so as to acquire; " make friends"; " make enemies"
  62.   gather and light the materials for; " make a fire"
  63.   To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc.
  64.   give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; " cause a commotion"; " make a stir"; " cause an accident"
  65.   make or cause to be or to become; " make a mess in one's office"; " create a furor"
  66.   cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; " make my day"
  67.   To arrive at.
  68.   To reckon.
  69.   To increase; to augment; to accrue.
  70.   To be engaged or concerned in.
  71.   a recognizable kind; " there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; " what make of car is that?"
  72.   To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast.
  73.   To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; - often with up; as, to make up a story.
  74.   appear to begin an activity; " He made to speak but said nothing i the end"; " She made a if to say hello to us"
  75.   Structure; texture; shape.
  76.   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"
  77.   To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create.
  78.   To proceed or tend; contribute.
  79.   To tend; to move; to contribute; to rise; to flow toward land. To make as if, to appear. To make away with, to kill; to destroy. To make for, to move toward; to favour. To make against, to tend to injury. To make out, to succeed. To make up, to approach. To make up for, to compensate. To make up with, to settle differences; to become friends. To make with, to concur.
  80.   put in order or neaten; " make the bed"; " make up a room"
  81.   undergo fabrication or creation; " This wool makes into a nice sweater"
  82.   achieve a point or goal; " Nicklaus had a 70"; " The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; " She made 29 points that day"
  83.   The closure of an electric circuit and establishment of the current.
  84.   Shape; construction; build.
  85.   reach in time; " We barely made the plane"
  86.   prepare for eating by applying heat; " Cook me dinner, please"; " can you make me an omelette?"; " fix breakfast for the guests, please"
  87.   to compose or represent:" This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; " The branches made a roof"; " This makes a fine introduction"
  88.   To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.
  89.   eliminate urine; " Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
  90.   cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; " 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"
  91.   change from one form into another; " make water into wine"; " make lead into gold"; " make clay into bricks"
  92.   Structure; shape; product.
  93.   give certain properties to something; " 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"
  94.   Shape; texture.
  95.   Form or shape: structure, texture.

Antonyms for make

decimate, knock-down, win, dismember, revoke, overturn, remove, misapprehend, move, shiver, prohibit, crush, pulverize, check, annihilate, mistake, break, smash, wheedle, fail, extinguish, strike, misinterpret, set-aside, nuke, subdue, suppress, lose, rein, quash, disassemble, disconnect, reverse, transgress, do in, explode, give up, prevail, fall short, eradicate, split, permit, unbar, stifle, scale, argue, allow, end, raze, Ruinate, slur, dampen, sever, take apart, flatten, squash, impede, expunge, blandish, extirpate, hand over, misunderstand, divide, still, shatter, tear down, ruin, restrain, void, repress, satisfy, pull down, undo, compute, cajole, level, measure, rupture, lay out, obliterate, dismantle, unmake, Unlatch, separate, subvert, slight, blot out, misconceive, give, invalidate, unchain, grant, wipe out, inhibit, unbolt, Demount, unfasten, sunder, induce, fracture, rive, part, burst, skimp, demolish, sweet talk, coax, abate, surrender, supplant, shell out, let, crack down, quench, repeal, convince, put down, liquidate, destroy, can, snuff, blow up, abrogate, cancel, soft soap, expend, clamp down, cashier, disjoin, break up, wreck, wrack, squelch, Unbuild, persuade, control, limit, curb, quell, calibrate, misread, erase, bankrupt, nullify, disunite, spend, vaporize, misconstrue, annul, exterminate, rescind, devastate, overthrow, forfeit, disengage, detach, open, efface, relinquish, black out, arrest, misperceive, talk, unseal, accord, pay, miss, yield, terminate, restrict, rend, abolish, work out, take down, stamp out, unlock, disburse, smother.

Quotes of make

  1. Italian girls are famous for being snobby and expecting men to make the first move. In America, if I don't make eye contact, the guys won't come over and talk. American girls just go for it. You men are spoiled. – Silvia Colloca
  2. I think Stevie Wonder could sing the phone book and manage to make me cry. – Brad Delp
  3. I'm not certain that the BBC can claim to be making a wide enough range of distinctive programmes to make the case convincingly. – Jonathan Dimbleby
  4. The great dream merchant Disney was a success because make -believe was what everyone seemed to need in a spiritually empty land. – Arthur Erickson
  5. The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead. – Samuel Goldwyn
  6. It's not scary to make a horror film because you get to pull back the curtain and see that none of it's real. When you're watching one, the terror bombards you. – Josh Hartnett
  7. I love to take things that are everyday and comforting and make them into the most luxurious things in the world. – Marc Jacobs
  8. The Prescription Drug Benefit we passed in Congress is already working to make prescription drugs available and affordable for all seniors who depend on them, through the drug card that became available last year. – Mark Kennedy
  9. I don't want to make that sound like I'm preaching from a mountain top when I say you have to give your family everything, because I know it's hard for people. I'm lucky to be in a position where you can establish those ground rules and make it that way. – Tim McGraw
  10. Knowing policy does help make the gossip more understandable. – Tabitha Soren
  11. I'd rather not make films than make bad ones. – Scott Speedman
  12. They told me my services were no longer desired because they wanted to put in a youth program as an advance way of keeping the club going. I'll never make the mistake of being seventy again. – Casey Stengel
  13. One of the big draws of the show is here's a guy who is ordinary in a lot of ways but, due to his profession, he's placed in extraordinary situations that he has to make right with action and with thought. That's what is appealing about Jack- he takes charge. – Kiefer Sutherland
  14. So now is an opportunity for us to stand up and have a good, strong immigration policy to make sure that E- Verify becomes mandatory and we have got to train and properly equip our Border Patrol. – Allen West
  15. I make a note, set it aside, and hope it makes sense when the time comes to look at it again. – Donald E. Westlake

Usage examples for make

  1. I'm here to make it." ” – The Thunder Bird by B. M. Bower
  2. Are you going to make trouble? ” – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  3. But I could not make out who they were. ” – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  4. Nothing could ever make me tell him. ” – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  5. “ Bain't goin' to make a speech, surely! ” – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. Go back to her and make sure." ” – Supplemental Nights, Volume 1 by Richard F. Burton
  7. “ He's going to make a try for Dutchy's sparklers to- night. ” – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  8. But I don't like it,- not so much of it; and so I shall make him understand, my dear. ” – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  9. “ I can't make her out at all. ” – Molly Brown's Senior Days by Nell Speed
  10. You can't make me do it!" ” – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  11. The first, 'Kasredin', I could make nothing of. ” – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  12. “ " I'll make it on one. ” – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  13. Why should you make way with yourself? ” – Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown
  14. Are we going to make him make good? ” – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  15. But that was all he could make her say. ” – The Indian Drum by William MacHarg Edwin Balmer
  16. What answer could I make – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  17. He wanted to make sure. ” – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  18. “ I think you could make me just what you want. ” – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. You must see what you can make of it. ” – A Thin Ghost and Others by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
  20. They can't make me marry him. ” – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Idioms for make