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English verb: make up

1. make up (stative) form or compose


SamplesThis money is my only income.
The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance.
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.


Synonymsbe, comprise, constitute, represent


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


Narrower (hyponym)compose, constitute, fall into, fall under, form, make, make, pose, present, range, straddle, supplement

2. make up (creation) devise or compose


SamplesThis designer makes up our Spring collections.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)design

3. make up (possession) do or give something to somebody in return


SamplesDoes she pay you for the work you are doing?.


Synonymscompensate, pay, pay off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)settle

4. make up (social) make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point


SamplesI have to make up a French exam.
Can I catch up with the material or is it too late?.


Synonymscatch up with


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)recoup, recover, recuperate

5. make up (creation) make up something artificial or untrue


Synonymscook up, fabricate, invent, manufacture


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)concoct, dream up, hatch, think of, think up


Narrower (hyponym)concoct, confabulate, mythologise, mythologize, spin, trump up, vamp, vamp up

6. make up (change) put in order or neaten


SamplesMake the bed.
Make up a room.


Synonymsmake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


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


Verb groupmake

7. make up (stative) adjust for


SamplesEngineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance.


Synonymscompensate, correct, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize


Narrower (hyponym)carry, compensate, cover, overcompensate

8. make up (communication) come to terms


SamplesAfter some discussion we finally made up.


Synonymsconciliate, patch up, reconcile, settle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)agree, concord, concur, hold


Narrower (hyponym)appease, make peace, propitiate

9. make up (body) apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier


SamplesShe makes herself up every morning.


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


Broader (hypernym)groom, neaten


Narrower (hyponym)highlight, lipstick, powder, rouge









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