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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)

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.

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."