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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)


Maken. [AS. maca, gemaca. See Match.].
     A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife.  [1913 Webster]
    "For in this world no woman is
    Worthy to be my make.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Makev. t. [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.].
  •  To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create.  [1913 Webster]
    "He . . . fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf."  [1913 Webster]
    "And Art, with her contending, doth aspire
    To excel the natural with made delights.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Call for Samson, that he may make us sport."  [1913 Webster]
    "Wealth maketh many friends."  [1913 Webster]
    "I will neither plead my age nor sickness in excuse of the faults which I have made."  [1913 Webster]
    "He accuseth Neptune unjustly who makes shipwreck a second time."  [1913 Webster]
    "Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast.  [1913 Webster]
    " When used reflexively with an adjective, the reflexive pronoun is often omitted; as, to make merry; to make bold; to make free, etc."  [1913 Webster]
    "Who made thee a prince and a judge over us?"  [1913 Webster]
    "See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent.  [1913 Webster]
    "He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make him."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive.  [1913 Webster]
    " In the active voice the to of the infinitive is usually omitted."  [1913 Webster]
    "I will make them hear my words."  [1913 Webster]
    "They should be made to rise at their early hour."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.  [1913 Webster]
    "And old cloak makes a new jerkin."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to; as, a pound of ham makes a hearty meal.  [1913 Webster]
    "The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea,
    Make but one temple for the Deity.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be engaged or concerned in.  [1913 Webster]
    "Gomez, what makest thou here, with a whole brotherhood of city bailiffs?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
    "They that sail in the middle can make no land of either side."  [1913 Webster]
    "If a child were crooked or deformed in body or mind, they made him away."  [1913 Webster]
    "Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out at the casement."  [1913 Webster]
    "He was all made up of love and charms!"  [1913 Webster]
Makev. i. 
  •  To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; -- often in the phrase to meddle or make.  [1913 Webster]
    "A scurvy, jack-a-nape priest to meddle or make."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.  [1913 Webster]
    " Formerly, authors used to make on, to make forth, to make about; but these phrases are obsolete. We now say, to make at, to make away, to make for, to make off, to make toward, etc."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To tend; to contribute; to have effect; -- with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage.  M. Arnold.  [1913 Webster]
    "Follow after the things which make for peace."  [1913 Webster]
    "Considerations infinite
    Do make against it.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To increase; to augment; to accrue.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.  Chaucer. Tennyson.  [1913 Webster]
    "To solace him some time, as I do when I make."  [1913 Webster]
    "Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled."  [1913 Webster]
    "My lord of London maketh as though he were greatly displeased with me."  [1913 Webster]
     Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form.  [1913 Webster]
    "It our perfection of so frail a make
    As every plot can undermine and shake?
    "  [1913 Webster]
On the make, (a) bent upon making great profits; greedy of gain. [Low, U. S.]


Make, v. & n.
--v. (past and past part. made)
1 tr. construct; create; form from parts or other substances (made a table; made it out of cardboard; made him a sweater).
2 tr. (foll. by to + infin.) cause or compel (a person etc.) to do something (make him repeat it; was made to confess).
3 tr. a cause to exist; create; bring about (made a noise; made an enemy). b cause to become or seem (made an exhibition of myself; made him angry). c appoint; designate (made him a Cardinal).
4 tr. compose; prepare; draw up (made her will; made a film about Japan).
5 tr. constitute; amount to (makes a difference; 2 and 2 make 4; this makes the tenth time).
6 tr. a undertake or agree to (an aim or purpose) (made a promise; make an effort). b execute or perform (a bodily movement, a speech, etc.) (made a face; made a bow).
7 tr. gain, acquire, procure (money, a profit, etc.) (made {pound}20,000 on the deal).
8 tr. prepare (tea, coffee, a dish, etc.) for consumption (made egg and chips).
9 tr. a arrange bedclothes tidily on (a bed) ready for use. b arrange and light materials for (a fire).
10 intr. a proceed (made towards the river). b (foll. by to + infin.) begin an action (he made to go).
11 tr. colloq. a arrive at (a place) or in time for (a train etc.) (made the border before dark; made the six o'clock train). b manage to attend; manage to attend on (a certain day) or at (a certain time) (couldn't make the meeting last week; can make any day except Friday). c achieve a place in (made the first eleven; made the six o'clock news). d US achieve the rank of (made colonel in three years).
12 tr. establish or enact (a distinction, rule, law, etc.).
13 tr. consider to be; estimate as (what do you make the time?; do you make that a 1 or a 7?).
14 tr. secure the success or advancement of (his mother made him; it made my day).
15 tr. accomplish (a distance, speed, score, etc.) (made 60 m.p.h. on the motorway).
16 tr. a become by development or training (made a great leader). b serve as (a log makes a useful seat).
17 tr. (usu. foll. by out) represent as; cause to appear as (makes him out a liar).
18 tr. form in the mind; feel (I make no judgement).
19 tr. (foll. by it + compl.) a determine, establish, or choose (let's make it Tuesday; made it my business to know). b bring to (a chosen value etc.) (decided to make it a dozen).
20 tr. sl. have sexual relations with.
21 tr. Cards a win (a trick). b play (a card) to advantage. c win the number of tricks that fulfils (a contract). d shuffle (a pack of cards) for dealing.
22 tr. Cricket score (runs).
23 tr. Electr. complete or close (a circuit) (opp. BREAK).
24 intr. (of the tide) begin to flow or ebb.
1 (esp. of a product) a type, origin, brand, etc. of manufacture (different make of car; our own make).
2 a kind of mental, moral, or physical structure or composition.
3 an act of shuffling cards.
4 Electr. a the making of contact. b the position in which this is made.

be made for be ideally suited to. be made of consist of (cake made of marzipan). have it made colloq. be sure of success. made dish a dish prepared from several separate foods. made man a man who has attained success. made of money colloq. very rich. made road a properly surfaced road of tarmac, concrete, etc. made to measure (of a suit etc.) made to a specific customer's measurements. made to order see ORDER. make after archaic pursue. make against be unfavourable to. make as if (or though) (foll. by to + infin. or conditional) act as if the specified circumstances applied (made as if to leave; made as if he would hit me; made as if I had not noticed). make away (or off) depart hastily. make away with
1 get rid of; kill.
2 squander.
make-believe (or -belief)
1 pretence.
2 pretended. make believe pretend. make conversation talk politely. make a day (or night etc.) of it devote a whole day (or night etc.) to an activity.
make do
1 manage with the limited or inadequate means available.
2 (foll. by with) manage with (something) as an inferior substitute. make an example of punish as a warning to others. make a fool of see FOOL(1).
make for
1 tend to result in (happiness etc.).
2 proceed towards (a place).
3 assault; attack.
4 confirm (an opinion). make friends (often foll. by with) become friendly. make fun of see FUN. make good see GOOD. make a habit of see HABIT. make a hash of see HASH(1). make hay see HAY(1). make head or tail of see HEAD. make a House Polit. secure the presence of enough members for a quorum or support in the House of Commons.
make it colloq.
1 succeed in reaching, esp. in time.
2 be successful.
3 (usu. foll. by with) sl. have sexual intercourse (with). make it up 1 be reconciled, esp. after a quarrel.
2 fill in a deficit. make it up to remedy negligence, an injury, etc. to (a person). make light of see LIGHT(2). make love see LOVE. make a meal of see MEAL(1). make merry see MERRY. make money acquire wealth or an income. make the most of see MOST.
make much (or little or the best) of
1 derive much (or little etc.) advantage from.
2 give much (or little etc.) attention, importance, etc., to. make a name for oneself see NAME. make no bones about see BONE.
make nothing of
1 do without hesitation.
2 treat as a trifle.
3 be unable to understand, use, or deal with.
make of
1 construct from.
2 conclude to be the meaning or character of (can you make anything of it?). make off = make away. make off with carry away; steal. make oneself scarce see SCARCE. make or break (or mar) cause the success or ruin of.
make out
1 a distinguish by sight or hearing. b decipher (handwriting etc.).
2 understand (can't make him out).
3 assert; pretend (made out he liked it).
4 colloq. make progress; fare (how did you make out?).
5 (usu. foll. by to, in favour of) draw up; write out (made out a cheque to her).
6 prove or try to prove (how do you make that out?).
make over
1 transfer the possession of (a thing) to a person.
2 refashion (a garment etc.). make a point of see POINT.
make sail Naut.
1 spread a sail or sails.
2 start a voyage. make shift see SHIFT. make so bold as to see BOLD.
make time
1 (usu. foll. by for or to + infin.) find an occasion when time is available.
2 (usu. foll. by with) esp. US sl. make sexual advances (to a person).
1 cosmetics for the face etc., either generally or to create an actor's appearance or disguise.
2 the appearance of the face etc. when cosmetics have been applied (his make-up was not convincing).
3 Printing the making up of a type.
4 Printing the type made up.
5 a person's character, temperament, etc.
6 the composition or constitution (of a thing).
make up
1 serve or act to overcome (a deficiency).
2 complete (an amount, a party, etc.).
3 compensate.
4 be reconciled.
5 put together; compound; prepare (made up the medicine).
6 sew (parts of a garment etc.) together.
7 get (a sum of money, a company, etc.) together.
8 concoct (a story).
9 (of parts) compose (a whole).
10 a apply cosmetics. b apply cosmetics to.
11 settle (a dispute).
12 prepare (a bed) for use with fresh sheets etc.
13 Printing arrange (type) in pages.
14 compile (a list, an account, a document, etc.).
15 arrange (a marriage etc.). make up one's mind decide, resolve. make up to curry favour with; court.
make water
1 urinate.
2 (of a ship) take in water. make way 1 (often foll. by for) allow room for others to proceed.
2 achieve progress. make one's way proceed. make with US colloq. supply; perform; proceed with (made with the feet and left in a hurry).
on the make colloq.
1 intent on gain.
2 looking for sexual partners. self-made man etc. a man etc. who has succeeded by his own efforts.
makable adj.
OE macian f. WG: rel. to MATCH(1)



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cast, catch, cause, cause to, certify, change, change into, change over, character, charge, check in, choose, clan, clear, clear out, clear the way, clip off, clock in, close with, coddle, coerce, coin, color, combination, combine, come, come by, come in, come in for, come into, come to, come to hand, come to terms, command, commission, commissions, commit, communicate, compass, compel, compensate, compensate for, complete, compose, composition, compound, comprehend, conceive, concoct, conduct, configuration, confirm, conformation, consist of, constitute, constitution, constrain, construct, construction, consummate, contract, contribute to, contrive, convert, convey, cook, cook up, cope, cope with, corral, correct, cosset, course, cover, create, creation, credit, credits, crop, cut, cut and run, cut out, deal with, decamp, decide upon, decipher, declare, decoct, delegate, deliver, demonstrate, denomination, depute, deputize, derive, description, descry, designate, designation, detect, devise, diathesis, discern, discharge, disclose, discover, dispatch, disposable income, dispose of, disposition, distinguish, dividend, dividends, divulge, do, do over, do the job, do the trick, do to, dote on, drag down, draw, draw on, draw up, dream, dream up, drive, earn, earned income, earnings, ebb, eccentricity, effect, effectuate, elaborate, elect, embodiment, embody, enact, energetic, enforce, engender, enter into, enter into possession, enterprising, erect, espy, establish, estimate, evolve, exaggerate, execute, exhort, extrude, fabric, fabricate, fabrication, facilitate, fall on, fall upon, fancy, fantasize, fare, fashion, fashioning, father, fathom, favor, feather, feign, fetch, fetch up at, figuration, figure, figure out, filch, fill in, fill out, fill up, find, fix, fix up, flatter, flee, flood, flourish, flow, flow back, flow in, flow out, flush, fly, fly the coop, follow, force, forge, forging, form, format, formation, formulate, found, frame, fruit, fudge together, fulfill, function, gain, gains, garner, gate, gate receipts, gather, gauge, generate, genre, genus, gestate, get, get along, get by, get in, get on, get there, get to, get up, getup, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to, go, go aboard, go alongside, go and do, go at, go for, go into, go-ahead, grain, grasp, gross, gross income, gross receipts, gush, hand over, handle, harvest, hatch, have, hint, hit, hit town, honor, hook, humor, hyperbolize, idiosyncrasy, ilk, imagine, impart, impel, implement, imply, impression, impute, inaugurate, inclination, income, incorporate, incorporation, indicate, indite, individualism, induce, indulge, inflict, initiate, inner form, insinuate, insist upon, institute, intake, intimate, invent, issue, join, judge, junction, kidney, kin, kind, knock off, label, lay aboard, lay for, lay in, layout, leaning, let slip, liberate, lie in, lift, line, lot, lunge at, make, make amends, make at, make away with, make believe, make do, make for, make good, make it, make it with, make known, make much of, make off, make off with, make out, make over, make peace, make room, make the grade, make tracks, make up, make up for, make way, makeup, making, manage, manner, manufacture, mark, matrix, mature, mental set, mention, merge in, metamorphose, mettle, mind, mind-set, mix, mixture, modality, mode, model, modify, mold, molding, mould, move, move aside, muddle through, mutate, name, naturalize, nature, navigate, net, net income, net receipts, number, oblige, observe, obtain, occasion, offset, on the make, operate, order, organic structure, organism, organization, organize, originate, output, overstate, pamper, parent, pass, patch together, pattern, patterning, pay, pay for, perceive, perform, perform as, perpetrate, persuade, persuasion, phylum, physique, piece together, piecing together, pilfer, pinch, place, plan, play, pocket, polish off, pop up, pounce upon, pour, practice, predilection, predisposition, prefabricate, preference, prepare, present, press, pressure, pretend, prevail upon, proceed, proceeds, proclivity, procreate, procure, produce, product, production, profits, promote, promulgate, propensity, prosecute, prosper, prototype, prove to be, provoke, publish, pull down, pull in, pull off, punch in, purloin, pushy, put, put away, put away for, put in, put in force, put into port, put out, put through, put to rights, put together, put up, putting together, race, raise, reach, read, realize, reap, rear, rearrange, receipt, receipts, receivables, receive, reckon, reconvert, record, rectify, redecorate, redress, reduce to, regurgitate, remedy, remodel, render, repay, represent, require, resolve into, restore, restrain, return, returns, reveal, revenue, reverse, ring in, rip off, rob, roll in, royalties, run, run away, run for, run for it, run off, run up, rush, rush at, sack, sail for, sanction, score, scram, scrape along, second crop, secure, seduce, see, select, serve, serve as, set, set afloat, set on foot, set right, set up, set upon, settle, setup, shape, shaping, shift, show, show up, sign, sign in, sign over, significant form, sire, skedaddle, slant, sort, spawn, species, square, stamp, stand for, start, steal, steer toward, storm, strain, streak, stream, stretch, stripe, structure, structuring, style, succeed, suggest, suppose, surge, surge back, survive, swipe, switch, switch over, syneresis, synthesis, synthesize, take, take and do, take care of, take in, take off, take-in, takings, tectonics, temper, temperament, tendency, texture, the like of, the likes of, think, thrive, tidy up, tie, time in, tip off, tissue, total, transact, transfer, transform, transmute, travel, traverse, trend, tribe, triumph, turn, turn back, turn into, turn of mind, turn over, turn the trick, turn up, twist, type, understand, unearned income, unite in, up and do, urge, use force upon, vamoose, variety, vigorous, vintage, warp, warp and woof, weave, web, whomp up, win, work, work out, wreak, write, write down, write out, yield




VB be composed of, be made of, be formed of, be made up of, consist of, be resolved into, include, contain, hold, comprehend, take in, admit, embrace, embody, involve, implicate, drag into, compose, constitute, form, make, make up, fill up, build up, enter into the composition of.


VB enter into, enter into the composition of, be a component, be part of, form part of, merge in, be merged in, be implicated in, share in, belong to, appertain to, combine, inhere in, unite, form, make, constitute, compose.


VB effect, effectuate, accomplish, achieve, compass, consummate, hammer out, bring to maturity, bring to perfection, perfect, complete, elaborate, do, execute, make, go through, get through, work out, enact, bring about, bring to bear, bring to pass, bring through, bring to a head, despatch, dispatch, knock off, finish off, polish off, make short work of, dispose of, set at rest, perform, discharge, fulfill, realize, put in practice, put in force, carry out, carry into effect, carry into execution, make good, be as good as one's word, do thoroughly, not do by halves, go the whole hog, drive home, be in at the death, carry through, play out, exhaust, fill the bill, finish, bring to a close, wind up, stamp, clinch, seal, set the seal on, put the seal, give the final touch, to, put the last, put the finishing hand to, put the finishing touches on, crown, crown all, cap, ripen, culminate, come to a head, come to a crisis, come to its end, die a natural death, die of old age, run its course, run one's race, touch the goal, reach the goal, attain the goal, reach, get in the harvest.


VB compel, force, make, drive, coerce, constrain, enforce, necessitate, oblige, force upon, press, cram down the throat, thrust down the throat, force down the throat, say it must be done, make a point of, insist upon, take no denial, put down, dragoon, extort, wring from, squeeze, put on the squeeze, put on the screws, turn on the screw, drag into, bind, bind over, pin down, tie down, require, tax, put in force, commandeer, restrain.


VB be converted into, become, get, wax, come to, turn to, turn into, evolve into, develop into, turn out, lapse, shift, run into, fall into, pass into, slide into, glide into, grow into, ripen into, open into, resolve itself into, settle into, merge into, emerge as, melt, grow, come round to, mature, mellow, assume the form of, assume the shape of, assume the state of, assume the nature of, assume the character of, illapse, begin a new phase, assume a new phase, undergo a change, convert into, resolve into, make, render, mold, form, remodel, new model, refound, reform, reorganize, assimilate to, bring to, reduce to.


VB produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture, weave, forge, coin, carve, chisel, build, raise, edify, rear, erect, put together, set up, run up, establish, constitute, compose, organize, institute, achieve, accomplish, flower, bear fruit, fructify, teem, ean, yean, farrow, drop, pup, kitten, kindle, bear, lay, whelp, bring forth, give birth to, lie in, be brought to bed of, evolve, pullulate, usher into the world, make productive, create, beget, get, generate, fecundate, impregnate, procreate, progenerate, propagate, engender, bring into being, call into being, bring into existence, breed, hatch, develop, bring up, induce, superinduce, suscitate, cause, acquire.


N form, figure, shape, conformation, configuration, make, formation, frame, construction, cut, set, build, trim, cut of one's jib, stamp, type, cast, mold, fashion, contour, structure, plasmature, feature, lineament, turn, phase, posture, attitude, pose, morphism, isomorphism, forming, formation, figuration, efformation, sculpture, plasmation, formed, plastic, fictile, formative, fluid, plasmic, isomorphous, pleomorphic, protean, changeable.


VB arrive, get to, come to, come, reach, attain, come up with, come up to, overtake, make, fetch, complete, join, rejoin, light, alight, dismount, land, go ashore, debark, disembark, put in, put into, visit, cast anchor, pitch one's tent, sit down, get to one's journey's end, make the land, be in at the death, come back, get back, come home, get home, return, come in, make one's appearance, drop in, detrain, deplane, outspan, de-orbit, come to hand, come at, come across, hit, come upon, light upon, pop upon, bounce upon, plump upon, burst upon, pitch upon, meet, encounter, rencounter, come in contact.

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