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Definition of "make" [make]

  • To cause to exist or happen; bring about; create: made problems for us; making a commotion. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring into existence by shaping, modifying, or putting together material; construct: make a dress; made a stone wall. (verb-transitive)
  • To form by assembling individuals or constituents: make a quorum. (verb-transitive)
  • To change from one form or function to another: make clay into bricks. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to be or become: made her position clear; a decision that made him happy. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring into being by shaping, changing, or combining materials, ideas, etc; form or fashion; create (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To draw up, establish, or form (verb)
  • To cause to exist, bring about, or produce (verb)
  • To cause, compel, or induce (verb)
  • To appoint or assign, as to a rank or position (verb)
  • To constitute (verb)
  • To come or cause to come into a specified state or condition (verb)
  • To be or become through development (verb)
  • To cause or ensure the success of (verb)
  • To amount to (verb)
  • To be part of or a member of (verb)
  • To serve as or be suitable for (verb)
  • To prepare or put into a fit condition for use (verb)
  • To be the essential element in or part of (verb)
  • To carry out, effect, or do (verb)
  • To act with the intention or with a show of doing something (verb)
  • To use for a specified purpose (verb)
  • To deliver or pronounce (verb)
  • To judge, reckon, or give one's own opinion or information as to (verb)
  • To cause to seem or represent as being (verb)
  • To earn, acquire, or win for oneself (verb)
  • To engage in (verb)
  • To traverse or cover (distance) by travelling (verb)
  • To arrive in time for (verb)
  • To win a trick with (a specified card) (verb)
  • To shuffle (the cards) (verb)
  • To fulfil (a contract) by winning the necessary number of tricks (verb)
  • To score (runs) (verb)
  • To close (a circuit) permitting a flow of current (verb)
  • To increase in depth (verb)
  • (of hay) to dry and mature (verb)
  • To gain a place or position on or in (verb)
  • To achieve the rank of (verb)
  • To seduce (verb)
  • Brand, type, or style (noun)
  • The manner or way in which something is made (noun)
  • Disposition or character; make-up (noun)
  • The act or process of making (noun)
  • The amount or number made (noun)
  • The contract to be played (noun)
  • A player's turn to shuffle (noun)

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Use "make" in a sentence
  • "Plus, I like to check the quality of a book before I buy..make sure the glue is adequate and the cover isn't pulling away from the binding, check to make sure I am getting a 1st edition, etc."
  • "I crossed the road of many Saakachvili's .. in their thirties or fourties, US-trained, long-teethed wolves fascinated by politics to make a carrier, ready to «make History» as long as History is flexible and obedient."
  • "Climate change, he indicated, “will make scarce resources, clean water, viable agricultural land even scarcer”—and this will “make the emergence of violent conflict more rather than less likely."