Made problems for us; making a commotion.
We made a temporary information center using savvy volunteers.
An example of make is to prepare a tray of lasagna.
Make a dress; made a stone wall.
Make merry; make free.
A made man.
Made as if to shake my hand.
Make ready; make sure.
Made for home; made after the thief.
Made like a ballerina.
This wool makes up into a warm shawl.
Did you get a make on the thief?
- To form by shaping or putting parts or ingredients together, physically or mentally; build, construct, fabricate, fashion, create, compose, devise, formulate, etc.
- To fit or destine, as if by fashioning.Two lovers who were made for each other, a singer made for stardom.
- To cause; bring about; produce.To make corrections.
- To bring together materials for and start.To make a fire.
- To cause to be available; provide.To make change for a ten-dollar bill, to make room.
- To present for consideration.To make a suggestion.
- To cause to be or become, as by election or appointment.make her director.
- To cause to seem.The portrait makes him an old man.
Make yourself comfortable.
To make a fine leader.
To make rules.
That venture made her.
What do you make of the poem?
I make the distance about 500 miles.
Make the machine work, make him behave.
To make 500 miles the first day, to make 90 miles an hour.
To make the team, to make the headlines.
The tide is making.
To make a shot in basketball.
She made to go.
Make bold, make merry, etc.
Make ready, make fast, etc.
A foreign make of car.
A man of this make.
Run a make on a suspect.
They make a cute couple.
This makes the third infraction.
One swallow does not a summer make.
I don't know what to make of it.
This company is what made you.
She married into wealth and so has it made.
The teacher made the student study.
Don't let them make you suffer.
They made westward over the snowy mountains.
Make for the hills! It's a wildfire!
They made away from the fire toward the river.
The ship could make 20 knots an hour in calm seas.
This baby can make 220 miles an hour.
You have to spend money to make money!
He made twenty bucks playing poker last night.
They hope to make a bigger profit.
She makes more than he does, and works longer hours than he does, but she still does most of the house-cleaning.
He didn't make the choir after his voice changed.
She made ten points in that game.
An example of make is the manufacturer of a specific car.
An example of make is a solid foundation of a building.
Make clay into bricks.
Made peace between the two sides; not making sense; didn't make the quota.
Oak makes strong furniture.
Will make a fine doctor.
Made 200 miles before sunset.
Clothes make the man.
Your being along really made the outing.
She made to leave.
- To confess fully.
- To distort the features of the face; grimace.
- To achieve success in:Have made a go of the business.
- To carry off; steal.
- To use up or consume.
- To kill or destroy.
- To pretend.
- To venture:I will not make so bold as to criticize such a scholar.
- To accept bets on a race, game, or contest.
- To manage to get along with the means available:Had to make do on less income.
- To manage so that one's means are sufficient for one's needs.
- To ogle.
- To mock; ridicule.
- To carry out successfully:Made good his escape.
- To fulfill:Made good her promise.
- To make compensation for; make up for:Made good the loss.
- To succeed:Made good as a writer.
- To turn to one's advantage:The candidate's opponents made hay of the scandal.
- To understand:I couldn't make heads or tails of the report.
- To do something memorable or spectacular enough to influence the course of history:The first space flight made history.
- To achieve a goal; be successful:Finally made it as an actor.
- To have sexual intercourse.
- To treat as unimportant:He made light of his illness.
- To do or accomplish easily.
- To engage in amorous caressing.
- To engage in sexual intercourse.
- To treat as of great importance.
- To resolve a quarrel; make up.
- To be forthright and candid about; acknowledge freely:They make no bones about their dislike for each other.
- To snatch or steal:Made off with the profits.
- To give one great pleasure.
- To bring oneself to accept; reconcile oneself to.
- To go forward; advance.
- To succeed, especially in making a living.
- To begin a voyage.
- To set sail.
- To be coherent or intelligible:An explanation that made sense.
- To be practical or advisable:It makes sense to go now.
- To start a fight or quarrel over.
- To measure up to a given standard.
- To use to the greatest advantage.
- To put in an appearance:Made the scene at the party.
- To participate in a specified activity:Made the drug scene.
- To travel speedily.
- To travel at a specified rate:We made good time getting to town.
- To make progress toward attracting someone:Tried to make time with the new neighbor.
- To move or leave in a hurry.
- To decide between alternatives; come to a definite decision or opinion.
- To cause a disturbance or controversy.
- To give room for passage; move aside.
- To make progress.
- Aggressively striving for financial or social improvement:A young executive on the make.
- Eagerly seeking a sexual partner.
- to cause to seem a fool (or an ass, etc.)
- to chase or follow
- to eat as a meal
- to behave as if
- to steal
- to get rid of
- to eat all of
- to kill
- to pretend; act a part
- to give pleasure that will be the high point of someone's day
- to get along, or manage, with what is available
- to head for; go toward
- to charge at; attack
- to tend toward; help effect
- to give or do something as a substitute for; repay or replace
- to fulfill
- to succeed in doing; accomplish
- to be successful
- to prove
- to accomplish a goal or achieve success
- to have sexual intercourse (with)
- to imitate; impersonate
- to find a use for
- to treat as of great importance
- to make an issue of
- to go away; run away
- to steal
- to cause the success or failure of
- to see or hear with some difficulty but clearly enough to understand
- to understand
- to write out
- to fill out (as a blank form)
- to show or prove to be
- to try to show, affirm, or imply to be
- to succeed; get along
- to change; renovate
- to transfer the ownership of by or as by signing a legal document
- to be demonstrative toward or about
- to put together; compose; compound
- to form; constitute
- to invent; create
- to complete by providing what is lacking
- to compensate (for)
- to arrange
- to select and arrange type, illustrations, etc. for (a book, magazine, page, etc.)
- to take again (an examination or course that one has failed) or to take (an examination that one has missed)
- to come to a decision
- to flatter, or try to be agreeable to, in order to become friendly with or to be in (someone's) good graces
- to use, or do something with, in the way indicated or implied
- to produce or supplyTo make with the jokes.
- trying to succeed financially, socially, etc., esp. in an aggressive way
- seeking a lover
- to make sexual advances to
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of make
- Middle English maken from Old English macian mag- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English maken, from Old English macian (“to make, build, work"), from Proto-Germanic *makÅnÄ… (“to make, build, work"), from Proto-Indo-European *mag- (“to knead, mix, make"). Cognate with Scots mak (“to make"), Saterland Frisian moakje (“to make"), West Frisian maaikjen (“to make"), meitsje (“to make"), and oanmeitsje (“to act, make"), Dutch maken (“to make"), Dutch Low Saxon maken (“to make") and German Low German maken (“to make"), and German machen (“to make, do"). Related to match.
- From Middle English make, imake, from Old English Ä¡emaca (“a mate, an equal, companion, peer"), from Proto-Germanic *gamakÃ´ (“companion, comrade"), from Proto-Indo-European *maÇµ- (“to knead, oil"). Reinforced by Old Norse maki (“an equal"). Cognate with Icelandic maki (“spouse"), Swedish make (“spouse, husband"), Danish mage (“companion, fellow, mate"). See also match.
- Origin uncertain.