1. [ verb ] form or compose
Synonyms: be constitute represent comprise

"This money is my only income" "These constitute my entire belonging" "The children made up the chorus" "This sum represents my entire income for a year" "These few men comprise his entire army"

Related terms: form compose fall_into supplement present range make constitution
2. [ verb ] devise or compose

"This designer makes up our Spring collections" "He designed women's shoes"

Related terms: design
3. [ verb ] do or give something to somebody in return
Synonyms: pay pay_off compensate

"Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"

Related terms: settle pay_back pay_back compensation payer payee
4. [ verb ] make up something artificial or untrue
Synonyms: invent manufacture cook_up fabricate
Related terms: think_up trump_up spin vamp mythologize confabulate invention storyteller
5. [ verb ] put in order or neaten
Synonyms: make

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

Related terms: tidy make
6. [ verb ] make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point
Synonyms: catch_up_with

"I have to make up with exam" "Can I catch up with the material or is it too late?"

Related terms: recover makeup
7. [ verb ] come to terms
Synonyms: settle reconcile conciliate patch_up

"After some discussion we finally made up"

Related terms: agree propitiate make_peace conciliation
8. [ verb ] apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier

"She makes herself up every morning"

Related terms: groom powder lipstick powder rouge makeup
Similar spelling:   makeup