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make up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of make up

  1. 1 to be all the substance of <the book is made up of 20 chapters> Synonyms compose, comprise, form, constituteRelated Words embody, epitomize, incarnate, incorporate, integrate, materialize, personify, substantiate; complement, complete, supplement; fill (out), flesh (out)

  2. 2 to create or think of by clever use of the imagination <she keeps making up excuses as to why she hasn't yet finished the project> Synonyms concoct, construct, contrive, cook (up), devise, drum up, excogitate, fabricate, invent, manufacture, think (up), trump up, vamp (up)Related Words coin, design, hatch, produce; daydream, dream, fantasize; conceive, envisage, envision, imagine, picture, vision, visualize; ad-lib, extemporize, improviseNear Antonyms clone, copy, copycat, duplicate, imitate, mimic, reduplicate, replicate, reproduce

  3. 3 to form by putting together parts or materials <we'll have to make up the bookcase, which came in a box marked “some assembly required”> Synonyms assemble, confect, construct, erect, fabricate, make, build, piece, put up, raise, rear, set upRelated Words carpenter, fashion, forge, frame, hammer, handcraft, manufacture, mold, produce, shape; prefabricate; begin, coin, create, generate, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, invent, originate; constitute, establish, father, found, institute, organize; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), design, devise, imagine, think (up); reassemble, rebuild, reconstruct, redevelop, reedify [British], retrofit; jerry-build, rig (up), throw up; combine, uniteNear Antonyms demolish, destroy, devastate, flatten, level, pull down, pulverize, raze, ruin, ruinate, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode; detach, disengage; disconnect, disjoin, disunite, divide, separateAntonyms demount, disassemble, dismantle, dismember, knock down, strike, take down, tear down





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