Definition of MAKE

to bring into being by combining, shaping, or transforming materials <will you help me make the dough for the cookies?>
Phrases put together
to obtain (as a goal) through effort <we finally made it!>
Synonyms attain, bag, chalk up, clock (up) [chiefly British], gain, hit, log, make, notch (up), rack up, ring up, score, win
Near Antonyms fall short (of), miss; fail (at); lose
to carry through (as a process) to completion <one person from each department will be asked to make a short presentation at the meeting>
Near Antonyms fail; skimp, slight, slur
to cause (a person) to give in to pressure <made him do all the work while everyone else just lounged around>
Near Antonyms allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)
to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement <I make that to be about six feet long>
to give the impression of being <the family made merry despite their financial worries>
Synonyms act, appear, come across (as), come off (as), feel, look, make, sound
to go on a specified course or in a certain direction <the baby made straight for the toy lying on the rug>
Synonyms bear, make
to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action <the legislature failed to make any new laws last session>
Antonyms repeal, rescind, revoke
to receive as return for effort <I make considerably more money now than I did when I first started working here>
Antonyms forfeit, lose
to have a clear idea of <what do you make of the latest information?>
Antonyms miss
chiefly dialect  to position (something) so as to prevent passage through an opening <make the gate when ye leave>
Synonyms make [chiefly dialect], shut, steek [chiefly Scottish]
Related Words bar, batten (down), bolt, chain, fasten, latch, lock; plug, seal, stopper; secure; bang, clap, slam
Antonyms open

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