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English noun: manufacture

1. manufacture (act) the organized action of making of goods and services for sale

SamplesAmerican industry is making increased use of computers to control production.


Broader (hypernym)business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise

Narrower (hyponym)cottage industry, industrial enterprise, industrialisation, industrialization, production

Domain category membersindustry, point system, privatise, privatize, rat

2. manufacture (act) the act of making something (a product) from raw materials

SamplesThe synthesis and fabrication of single crystals.
An improvement in the manufacture of explosives.
Manufacturing is vital to Great Britain.

Synonymsfabrication, manufacturing

Broader (hypernym)creating from raw materials

Narrower (hyponym)formation, newspeak, prefabrication, shaping

English verb: manufacture

1. manufacture (creation) put together out of artificial or natural components or parts

SamplesThe company fabricates plastic chairs.
They manufacture small toys.
He manufactured a popular cereal.

Synonymsconstruct, fabricate

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

Broader (hypernym)make

Narrower (hyponym)mass-produce, raft

2. manufacture (creation) make up something artificial or untrue

Synonymscook up, fabricate, invent, make up

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

3. manufacture (creation) produce naturally

SamplesThis gland manufactures a specific substance only.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring forth, produce

4. manufacture (creation) create or produce in a mechanical way

SamplesThis novelist has been manufacturing his books following his initial success.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make

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