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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.


Synonymsindustry


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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