make for

phrasal verb

made for; making for; makes for
: to go toward (a place) quickly
Everyone made for the exit as soon as the show was over.
After he left the office he made straight for home.
: to cause (something) to happen or to be more likely
Courtesy makes for safer driving.

Examples of make for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its cliffside location and unobstructed views of the South China Sea made for great Feng Shui and offered the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of city life for its gated community of tycoons, expats and celebrities. Kathleen Magramo, CNN, 23 Sep. 2023 Choose natural, sustainable materials like linens and light woods (bamboo makes for an eye-catching option) for furniture and accessories. Abby Wilson, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Sep. 2023 This makes for one of the most joyful moviegoing experiences of the year. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2023 And Frank Siller, the founder and CEO, makes for an authentic and powerful advocate for his righteous cause. Neal B. Freeman, National Review, 22 Sep. 2023 Elson’s violet gown and Chung’s brilliant yellow frock made for an arresting study in contrast. Ian Malone, Vogue, 21 Sep. 2023 She's since revealed in her new audio memoir, But First, God, that her exit from the CBS daytime show was a decision made for her. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2023 With, say, Electrify America charging drivers up to 48 cents per kilowatt-hour for Level 3 refills, the difference between 4 cents and 48 cents could make for a sunny business case, and make EV charging a breeze. IEEE Spectrum, 20 Sep. 2023 This grill is packed with features to make for easy and convenient campsite cooking. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 20 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Make for.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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