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To create or form something
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“The artist used discarded automobile parts to make an impressive urban sculpture.”
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To cause someone to do something, usually against their inclinations
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“My parents would make me play the violin when I was younger even though I hated it.”
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To cause something to exist or come about
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“Please eat slowly so you won't make a mess on your clean, white shirt.”
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To perform or produce a specified action or sound
“The lithe gymnast would make a back handspring followed by a forward somersault.”
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To appoint a person to a position
“Due to his great leadership, the coach would make him captain of the football team.”
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(of something written or abstract) To compose or draw up
“Please make a list of all the items we need to purchase when we go shopping.”
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(of a mistake or error) To commit or perpetrate
“We must always learn from the mistakes we make.”
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To gain or profit from financially
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“Colonel Sanders would make a lot of money selling chicken fried with his blend of secret herbs and spices.”
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To prepare food for eating
“Mother would always make sandwiches for us to eat during our fishing trips.”
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To enact or establish
“According to the First Amendment, Congress shall make no law abridging free speech.”
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To constitute or amount to
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“You've got the brains, I've got the looks. Together we make a really good team.”
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To consider or estimate to be
“I make it six times now that you've been caught lying!”
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To discern from given information
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“What do you make of his grandiose claims of having traveled all over the world?”
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(of a decision) To come to or arrive at
“You will have to make a tough decision on which college you would like to enroll in.”
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(of a speech) To deliver vocally
“The president has been scheduled to make a speech to the United Nations General Assembly next week.”
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To perform a given function well, usually in a hypothetical sense
“You would make a great mother due to your caring and loving nature with children.”
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To gain entry into a desired group
“He set a goal for himself to make the final three in the tournament.”
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To achieve a given rank, level or status
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“He's got that ambition if you look in his eyes. This week he's mopping floors, but next week he'll make operator of fries.”
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To manage to arrive at a specified time
“At the fast rate we are traveling, we should be able to make our destination by sunset.”
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To manage to arrive in time for
“If we hurry to the station, we can still make the earlier train.”
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To give the impression of being
“Why don't you make like a tree, and get out of here?”
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To head straight towards a specified direction or object, usually at an accelerated speed
“The last remaining warriors of the vanquished army would make straight for the hills in fear for their lives.”
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To indicate or suggest to be
“His past transgressions do not make him a bad person.”
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To cover an expense
“As long as we stick to our budget, we should be able to make our rent.”
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To formulate in one's mind
“We should probably start to make plans for our future.”
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To hold or organize an event
“Let's make a party for Ricky's 5th birthday.”
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To be persuaded based on available information
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To receive a particular treatment
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To not prevent or forbid
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To attend to one's appearance, typically one's hair
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To cause to be
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To change into (a different state)
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To move in a specified direction
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Use flattery or coaxing in order to persuade someone to do something or give one something
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To produce a new recording of
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To match or rival in performance or extent
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To change or cause to change in nature, state, form, or color
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To stop the operations of
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To request the doing of by virtue of one's authority
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To make a hole
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To obtain with difficulty or effort, especially one's livelihood
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Be hampered or constrained by
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To give the impression of being
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Run away, depart secretly
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To restrict to a specific or individual case, class etc.
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To move closer to
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Put something in
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To prepare oneself for an action
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(appear at or on) To arrive or get to a destination
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To go on a specified course or in a certain direction
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Put on record
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(point to) To show as probable, or to call attention to
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To meddle or intervene
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Compensate, give in return
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To apply a substance such as oil or grease to (an engine or component) so as to minimize friction and allow smooth movement
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To search through with the intent of committing robbery
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Identify or select
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Put together or join to form a pair
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To produce (books, newspapers, etc.), especially in large quantities, by a mechanical process involving the transfer of text or designs to paper
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(usually used in past participle form) To design or destine for a particular purpose
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A trade name of a product, or its type or category
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“That make of car is not available in my country.”
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A person's character or disposition
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“The genuine altruist is of a different make than most of modern society.”
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An object's composition
“The make of this fabric is ancient, yet refined.”
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An object's origin
“The make of this advanced technology is undeniably Japanese.”
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An attribute of a thing or person