Definition of "unmake" []

  • To deprive of position, rank, or authority; depose. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause the ruin of; destroy. (verb-transitive)
  • To alter the nature or characteristics of. (verb-transitive)
  • To undo or destroy (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 depose from office, rank, or authority (verb)
  • To alter the nature of (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "unmake" in a sentence
  • "It isn't well to make up our minds fully until we have heard all sides, lest we have them to unmake, which is always more or less painful."
  • "I can't imagine the work to make, and then "unmake," that project, but I bet it brought out some interesting juxtapositions."
  • ""None of us knew the book in question had a hidden spell in it, a spell that could 'unmake' Carlotta."