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Noun
The process of making or producing something
“The making of this sculpture involved the amalgamation of dozens of disparate materials.”
Noun
(usually in plural form "makings") The essential qualities needed for something
“I am so excited because I believe we have the makings of a lucrative business plan.”
Verb
Present participle for to create or form something
“The artist used discarded automobile parts to make an impressive urban sculpture.”
Verb
Present participle for to cause someone to do something, usually against their inclinations
“My parents would make me play the violin when I was younger even though I hated it.”
Verb
Present participle for to cause something to exist or come about
“Please eat slowly so you won't make a mess on your clean, white shirt.”
Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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) Present participle for to compose or draw up
“Please make a list of all the items we need to purchase when we go shopping.”
Verb
(of a mistake or error) Present participle for to commit or perpetrate
“We must always learn from the mistakes we make.”
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Present participle for to gain or profit from financially
“Colonel Sanders would make a lot of money selling chicken fried with his blend of secret herbs and spices.”
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Present participle for to prepare food for eating
“Mother would always make sandwiches for us to eat during our fishing trips.”
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Present participle for to enact or establish
“According to the First Amendment, Congress shall make no law abridging free speech.”
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Present participle for to constitute or amount to
“You've got the brains, I've got the looks. Together we make a really good team.”
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Present participle for to consider or estimate to be
“I make it six times now that you've been caught lying!”
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Present participle for to discern from given information
“What do you make of his grandiose claims of having traveled all over the world?”
Verb
(of a decision) Present participle for 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) Present participle for to deliver vocally
“The president has been scheduled to make a speech to the United Nations General Assembly next week.”
Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to achieve a given rank, level or status
“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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to manage to arrive in time for
“If we hurry to the station, we can still make the earlier train.”
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Present participle for to give the impression of being
“Why don't you make like a tree, and get out of here?”
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Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to indicate or suggest to be
“His past transgressions do not make him a bad person.”
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Present participle for to cover an expense
“As long as we stick to our budget, we should be able to make our rent.”
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Present participle for to formulate in one's mind
“We should probably start to make plans for our future.”
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Present participle for to hold or organize an event
“Let's make a party for Ricky's 5th birthday.”
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