1. [ verb ] detect with the senses
Synonyms: recognize discern distinguish pick_out tell_apart recognise

"The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards" "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"

Related terms: resolve discriminate discernment perceive
2. [ verb ] comprehend

"I cannot make out what this politician is saying"

Related terms: understand
3. [ verb ] (writing) make out and issue
Synonyms: issue cut write_out

"write out a check" "cut a ticket" "Please make the check out to me"

Related terms: write check
4. [ verb ] come to terms or deal successfully with;
Synonyms: deal cope manage grapple get_by contend make_do

"We got by on just a gallon of gas" "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

Related terms: act meet fend hack extemporize scrape_along braving
5. [ verb ] proceed or get along
Synonyms: do get_along fare come

"How is she doing in her new job?" "How are you making out in graduate school?" "He's come a long way"

Related terms: proceed
6. [ verb ] write all the required information onto a form
Synonyms: fill_out complete fill_in

"fill out this questionnaire, please!" "make out a form"

Related terms: write_down
7. [ verb ] (sexuality) kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
Synonyms: neck

"The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"

Related terms: pet smooch love
8. [ verb ] (sexuality) have sexual intercourse with
Synonyms: be_intimate sleep_with make_love have_intercourse have_sex get_laid hump bed have_it_away have_it_off fuck screw jazz eff do_it lie_with know have_a_go_at_it bang get_it_on bonk roll_in_the_hay love

"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm" "Adam knew Eve" (know is archaic) "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

Related terms: copulate take fornicate archaism neck bed love fuck lover sexual_love
9. [ verb ] (logic) imply or suggest

: "Your remarks make me out to be stupid"

Related terms: suggest
10. [ verb ] try to establish

: "She made out that she know nothing about the crime"

Related terms: claim
Similar spelling:   max_out