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English noun: make

1. make (cognition) a recognizable kind


SamplesThere's a new brand of hero in the movies now.
What make of car is that?.


Synonymsbrand


Broader (hypernym)form, kind, sort, variety

2. make (act) the act of mixing cards haphazardly


Synonymsshuffle, shuffling


Broader (hypernym)reordering


Narrower (hyponym)reshuffle, reshuffling, riffle


Part meronymcard game, cards


English verb: make

1. make (social) engage in


SamplesMake love, not war.
Make an effort.
Do research.
Do nothing.
Make revolution.


Synonymsdo


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)exaggerate, overdo


Verb groupmake

2. make (change) give certain properties to something


SamplesGet 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 millionaire.
Make yourself clear.


Synonymsget


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)get, have, leave, let, render

3. make (creation) make or cause to be or to become


SamplesMake a mess in one's office.
Create a furor.


Synonymscreate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)actualise, actualize, arouse, arouse, assemble, bear, beat, beget, blast, bring, bring, bring about, bring forth, bring forth, bring forth, bring up, build, build, call down, call forth, cause, chop, choreograph, clear, cleave, compose, conjure, conjure up, construct, copy, create, create by mental act, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, create mentally, create verbally, cut, cut, derive, direct, distil, distill, do, educe, elicit, engender, enkindle, establish, establish, establish, evoke, evoke, extract, father, film, film-make, fire, form, froth, generate, generate, get, give, give, give rise, grind, incorporate, initiate, institute, invoke, kindle, lay down, make, make, make, make, make for, manufacture, mother, multiply, offset, organise, organize, originate, piece, play, prepare, press, procreate, produce, produce, provoke, puncture, put forward, put on, put together, raise, raise, raise, re-create, re-create, realise, realize, recreate, regenerate, reproduce, scrape, set up, shell, short, short-circuit, sire, spume, start, stir, strike, style, substantiate, suds, tack, tack together, track, turn in, turn out, twine, work, wreak, write, yield

4. make (communication) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner


SamplesThe ads induced me to buy a VCR.
My children finally got me to buy a computer.
My wife made me buy a new sofa.


ExamplesThey make him to write the letter


Synonymscause, get, have, induce, stimulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE


Narrower (hyponym)bring, compel, decide, encourage, inspire, instigate, lead, let, obligate, oblige, persuade, prompt, solicit, suborn

5. make (creation) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally


SamplesCause a commotion.
Make a stir.
Cause an accident.


Synonymscause, do


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)actuate, breed, call forth, determine, effect, effectuate, engender, evoke, facilitate, force, impel, incite, influence, initiate, kick up, make, mold, motivate, move, occasion, pioneer, prompt, propel, provoke, regulate, set up, shape, spawn

6. make (creation) create or manufacture a man-made product


SamplesWe produce more cars than we can sell.
The company has been making toys for two centuries.


ExamplesSam and Sue make the movie


Synonymscreate, produce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)bootleg, breed, burn, churn out, clap together, clap up, confect, custom-make, customise, customize, cut, dummy, dummy up, elaborate, extrude, fudge together, generate, generate, give, laminate, machine, make over, output, overproduce, preassemble, prefabricate, prefabricate, print, proof, publish, pulsate, pulse, put out, redo, refashion, remake, render, reproduce, return, slap together, smelt, squeeze out, tailor-make, throw together, turn out, underproduce, yield


Verb groupcreate, make

7. make (cognition) make, formulate, or derive in the mind


SamplesI draw a line here.
Draw a conclusion.
Draw parallels.
Make an estimate.
What do you make of his remarks?.


Synonymsdraw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally


Verb groupmake

8. make (creation) compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way


SamplesPeople cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!.
Heat makes you sweat.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)cause, do, make


Narrower (hyponym)drive

9. make (creation) create by artistic means


SamplesCreate a poem.
Schoenberg created twelve-tone music.
Picasso created Cubism.
Auden made verses.


ExamplesSam and Sue make the movie


Synonymscreate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)design, design, do, make


Verb groupcreate, make, produce

10. make (possession) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages


SamplesHow 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.


ExamplesThey make the money


Synonymsbring in, clear, earn, gain, pull in, realise, realize, take in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)bear, bring home, eke out, gross, pay, profit, rake in, rake off, shovel in, squeeze out, take home, turn a profit, yield


Verb groupclear, make, net, sack, sack up

11. make (creation) create or design, often in a certain way


SamplesDo my room in blue.
I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest.


ExamplesDid he make his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymsdo


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Antonymsunmake, undo

12. make (stative) to compose or represent:


SamplesThis wall forms the background of the stage setting.
The branches made a roof.
This makes a fine introduction.


Synonymsconstitute, form


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be, comprise, constitute, make up, represent


Narrower (hyponym)add, chelate

13. make (motion) reach a goal, e.g.,


SamplesMake the first team.
We made it!.
She may not make the grade.


Synonymsget to, progress to, reach


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

14. make (stative) be or be capable of being changed or made into


SamplesHe makes a great host.
He will make a fine father.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)become

15. make (creation) make by shaping or bringing together constituents


SamplesMake a dress.
Make a cake.
Make a wall of stones.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create from raw material, create from raw stuff


Narrower (hyponym)compile, compile, compose, construct, cooper, fabricate, fashion, forge, manufacture

16. make (creation) perform or carry out


SamplesMake a decision.
Make a move.
Make advances.
Make a phone call.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)do, execute, perform


Narrower (hyponym)pay


Verb groupdo, make

17. make (creation) make by combining materials and parts


SamplesThis little pig made his house out of straw.
Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer.


ExamplesThe men make the bookshelves


Synonymsbuild, construct


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)cantilever, channelise, channelize, corduroy, customise, customize, dry-wall, erect, frame, frame up, groin, lock, put up, raise, rear, rebuild, reconstruct, revet, set up, wattle


Verb groupbuild

18. make (change) change from one form into another


SamplesMake water into wine.
Make lead into gold.
Make clay into bricks.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

19. make (body) act in a certain way so as to acquire


SamplesMake friends.
Make enemies.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do


Verb groupbring in, clear, earn, gain, get, have, make, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in

20. make (social) charge with a function; charge to be


SamplesShe was named Head of the Committee.
She was made president of the club.


ExamplesThey make her vice president


Synonymsname, nominate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)appoint, charge


Narrower (hyponym)rename

21. make (possession) achieve a point or goal


SamplesNicklaus had a 70.
The Brazilian team got 4 goals.
She made 29 points that day.


Synonymsget, have


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit, rack up, score, tally


Verb groupmake

22. make (motion) reach a destination, either real or abstract


SamplesWe hit Detroit by noon.
The water reached the doorstep.
We barely made it to the finish line.
I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts.


ExamplesThey make the water


Synonymsarrive at, attain, gain, hit, reach


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)access, bottom out, breast, catch up, come through, culminate, find, get at, get through, ground, make, peak, run aground, scale, summit, surmount, top, top out


Entailgo, locomote, move, travel


Verb groupmake

23. make (cognition) institute, enact, or establish


SamplesMake laws.


Synonymsestablish, lay down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)mark, set

24. make (social) carry out or commit


SamplesMake a mistake.
Commit a faux-pas.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)commit, perpetrate, pull

25. make (social) form by assembling individuals or constituents


SamplesMake a quorum.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)assemble, gather, get together


Verb groupmake

26. make (creation) organize or be responsible for


SamplesHold a reception.
Have, throw, or make a party.
Give a course.


Synonymsgive, have, hold, throw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)direct

27. make (change) put in order or neaten


SamplesMake the bed.
Make up a room.


Synonymsmake up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clean up, neaten, square away, straighten, straighten out, tidy, tidy up


Verb groupmake

28. make (motion) head into a specified direction


SamplesThe escaped convict took to the hills.
We made for the mountains.


Synonymstake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)head

29. make (body) have a bowel movement


SamplesThe dog had made in the flower beds.


Synonymsca-ca, crap, defecate, shit, stool, take a crap, take a shit


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass


Narrower (hyponym)dung


Verb groupmake, make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piddle, piss, puddle, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, urinate, wee, wee-wee

30. make (stative) undergo fabrication or creation


SamplesThis wool makes into a nice sweater.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)change

31. make (stative) be suitable for


SamplesWood makes good furniture.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be

32. make (stative) add up to


SamplesFour and four make eight.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)add up, amount, come, number, total


Verb groupmake, make


Domain categoryarithmetic

33. make (stative) amount to


SamplesThis salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)amount


Verb groupmake

34. make (stative) constitute the essence of


SamplesClothes make the man.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)be, comprise, constitute, make up, represent

35. make (perception) appear to begin an activity


SamplesHe made to speak but said nothing in the end.
She made as if to say hello to us.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)appear, look, seem

36. make (motion) proceed along a path


SamplesWork one's way through the crowd.
Make one's way into the forest.


Synonymswork


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass


Narrower (hyponym)bushwhack, claw, jostle


Verb groupwork

37. make (motion) reach in time


SamplesWe barely made the plane.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make, reach


Verb grouparrive at, attain, gain, hit, make, reach

38. make (creation) gather and light the materials for


SamplesMake a fire.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create from raw material, create from raw stuff


Verb groupcook, fix, make, make, make up, prepare, ready

39. make (creation) prepare for eating by applying heat


SamplesCook me dinner, please.
Can you make me an omelette?.
Fix breakfast for the guests, please.


ExamplesThe chefs make the vegetables


Synonymscook, fix, prepare, ready


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create from raw material, create from raw stuff


Narrower (hyponym)concoct, cook up, deglaze, devil, dress, dress out, escallop, flambe, keep, lard, precook, preserve, put on, scallop, whip up, whomp up


Verb groupmake

40. make (contact) induce to have sex


SamplesHarry finally seduced Sally.
Did you score last night?.
Harry made Sally.


Synonymsscore, seduce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)persuade


Entailbang, be intimate, bed, bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, know, lie with, love, make love, make out, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with


Verb groupseduce

41. make (communication) assure the success of


SamplesA good review by this critic will make your play!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)assure, ensure, guarantee, insure, secure


Antonymsbreak

42. make (communication) represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like


SamplesShe makes like an actress.


Synonymsmake believe, pretend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)act, play, represent


Narrower (hyponym)go through the motions


Verb groupaffect, dissemble, feign, pretend, sham

43. make (cognition) consider as being


SamplesIt wasn't the problem some people made it.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun


Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view


Verb groupmake

44. make (cognition) calculate as being


SamplesI make the height about 100 feet.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun


Broader (hypernym)approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge


Verb groupdraw, make, make

45. make (change) cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable


SamplesMake my day.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

46. make (change) favor the development of


SamplesPractice makes the winner.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)develop

47. make (change) develop into


SamplesHe will make a splendid father!.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)develop, grow

48. make (body) behave in a certain way


SamplesMake merry.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do

49. make (body) eliminate urine


SamplesAgain, the cat had made on the expensive rug.


Synonymsmake water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piddle, piss, puddle, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, urinate, wee, wee-wee


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass


Narrower (hyponym)stale, wet


Verb groupca-ca, crap, defecate, make, shit, stool, take a crap, take a shit, urinate









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