1. [ verb ] engage in
Synonyms: do

: "make love, not war" "make an effort" "do research" "do nothing" "make revolution"

Related terms: overdo
2. [ verb ] give certain properties to something
Synonyms: get

"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 famous physicist" "Make yourself clear"

Related terms: change get leave play render
3. [ verb ] make or cause to be or to become
Synonyms: create

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Related terms: construct cause produce bring form produce give create originate assemble lay_down arouse establish generate direct compose prepare realize raise bear clear choreograph institute bring_about build beget derive strike prepare scrape press cut distill reproduce re-create put_on raise copy create_verbally style film-make film create_by_mental_act cut cleave puncture foam beat recreate incorporate twine create_from_raw_material track offset regenerate short-circuit fabricate remake animal creature
4. [ verb ] cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
Synonyms: cause have get induce stimulate

: "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"

Related terms: compel lead let persuade prompt decide encourage bring solicit suborn cause stimulation stimulation causing persuader inducement trigger
5. [ verb ] give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
Synonyms: cause do

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

Related terms: determine impel effect motivate engender occasion initiate provoke facilitate causal_agent causing
6. [ verb ] create or manufacture a man-made product
Synonyms: produce create

: "We produce more cars than we can sell" "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

Related terms: print render reproduce turn_out remake generate pulse laminate extrude custom-make output put_out clap_up breed machine smelt fudge_together overproduce churn_out confect prefabricate proof elaborate cut bootleg cut dummy underproduce prefabricate create merchandise product manufacturer devising creation brand
7. [ verb ] make, formulate, or derive in the mind
Synonyms: draw

"I draw a line here" "draw a conclusion" "draw parallels" "make an estimate" "What do you make of his remarks?"

Related terms: create_by_mental_act
8. [ verb ] 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"

Related terms: cause drive
9. [ verb ] create by artistic means
Synonyms: create

"create a poem "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music" "Picasso created Cubism" "Auden made verses"

Related terms: design do design produce devising
10. [ verb ] earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
Synonyms: earn bring_in realize gain realise pull_in clear take_in

"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"

Related terms: get yield profit eke_out gross take_home rake_in rake_off net
11. [ verb ] create or design, often in a certain way
Synonyms: do

"Do my room in blue" "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"

Related terms: unmake create
12. [ verb ] reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"
Synonyms: reach get_to progress_to

"We made it!" "She may not make the grade"

Related terms: achieve arrival
13. [ verb ] to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
Synonyms: form constitute

"The branches made a roof" "This makes a fine introduction"

Related terms: constitute conglobate chelate add constellate constitution
14. [ verb ] be or be capable of being changed or made into

"He makes a great host" "He will make a fine father"

Related terms: become
15. [ verb ] make by shaping or bringing together constituents

"make a dress" "make a cake" "make a wall of stones"

Related terms: create_from_raw_material fashion manufacture compose compile cooper cooper devising
16. [ verb ] perform or carry out

"make a decision" "make a move" "make advances" "make a phone call"

Related terms: perform pay
17. [ verb ] change from one form into another

"make water into wine" "make lead into gold" "make clay into bricks"

Related terms: change
18. [ verb ] make by combining materials and parts
Synonyms: build construct

: "this little pig made his house out of straw" "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

Related terms: raise rebuild frames wattle groin customize cantilever corduroy revet lock channelise build construction maker builder
19. [ verb ] act in a certain way so as to acquire

"make friends" "make enemies"

Related terms: act gain have
20. [ verb ] reach a destination, either real or abstract
Synonyms: hit reach arrive_at gain attain

"We hit Detroit by noon" "The water reached the doorstep" "We barely made the plane" "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

Related terms: catch_up access peak get_through find culminate scale find breast bottom_out top_out summit ground top attainment travel
21. [ verb ] charge with a function; charge to be
Synonyms: name nominate

"She was named Head of the Committee" "She was made president of the club"

Related terms: appoint rename nomination
22. [ verb ] (sport) achieve a point or goal, as in a sport
Synonyms: get have

"Nicklaus had a 70" "The Brazilian team got 4 goals" "She made 29 points that day"

Related terms: score
23. [ verb ] institute, enact, or establish
Synonyms: establish lay_down

"make laws"

Related terms: set
24. [ verb ] carry out or commit

"make a mistake" "commit a faux-pas"

Related terms: perpetrate
25. [ verb ] put in order or neaten
Synonyms: make_up

: "make the bed" "make up a room"

Related terms: tidy
26. [ verb ] form by assembling individuals or constituents

"Make a quorum" "The branches made a roof"

Related terms: assemble
27. [ verb ] organize or be responsible for
Synonyms: hold have give throw

"hold a reception," "have, throw, or make a party", "give a course", etc.

Related terms: direct
28. [ verb ] head into a specified direction
Synonyms: take

"The escaped convict took to the hills" "We made for the mountains"

Related terms: head
29. [ noun ] a recognizable kind
Synonyms: brand

"there's a new brand of hero in the movies now" "what make of car is that?"

Related terms: kind construct
30. [ verb ] have a bowel movement
Synonyms: defecate take_a_crap take_a_shit ca-ca crap stool shit

"The dog had made in the flower beds"

Related terms: excrete dung toilet crap defecator defecation fecal_matter
31. [ verb ] reach in time

"We barely made the plane"

Related terms: reach reach
32. [ verb ] appear to begin an activity

"He made to speak but said nothing i the end" "She made a if to say hello to us"

Related terms: look
33. [ verb ] assure the success of

"A good review by this critic will make your play!"

Related terms: break guarantee
34. [ verb ] (theater) represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
Synonyms: pretend make_believe

"She makes like an actress"

Related terms: act imitate go_through_the_motions feign
35. [ verb ] develop into

: "He will make a splendid father!"

Related terms: develop qualification
36. [ verb ] (sexuality) induce to have sex
Synonyms: score seduce

"Harry finally seduced Sally" "Did you score last night?" "Harry made Sally"

Related terms: persuade seduce seducer love
37. [ verb ] amount to

"This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"

Related terms: amount
38. [ verb ] constitute the essence of

"Clothes make the man"

Related terms: constitute
39. [ verb ] favor the development of

"Practice makes the winner"

Related terms: develop
40. [ verb ] eliminate urine
Synonyms: pass_water relieve_oneself piss micturate take_a_leak piddle make_water pee pee-pee spend_a_penny wee wee-wee puddle urinate

"Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"

Related terms: excrete wet stale defecate urinate urine peeing micturition pisser
41. [ verb ] be suitable for

"Wood makes good furniture"

Related terms: be makings
42. [ verb ] undergo fabrication or creation

"This wool makes into a nice sweater"

Related terms: change makings
43. [ verb ] add up to

"four and four make eight"

Related terms: total arithmetic
44. [ verb ] cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable

"make my day"

Related terms: change
45. [ verb ] (food) prepare for eating by applying heat
Synonyms: prepare cook fix ready

"Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

Related terms: create_from_raw_material put_on preserve concoct precook devil whip_up lard cooking
46. [ verb ] gather and light the materials for

: "make a fire"

Related terms: create_from_raw_material cook
47. [ verb ] consider as being

"It wasn't the problem some people made it"

Related terms: see
48. [ verb ] calculate as being

"I make the height about 100 feet"

Related terms: estimate draw
49. [ verb ] behave in a certain way

"make merry"

Related terms: act
50. [ verb ] proceed along a path
Synonyms: work

"work one's way through the crowd" "make one's way into the forest"

Related terms: pass claw jostle bushwhack work
51. [ noun ] (cards) the act of mixing cards haphazardly
Synonyms: shuffling shuffle
Related terms: reordering reshuffle riffle card_game
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