make sense

idiom

Definition of make sense

1 : to have a clear meaning : to be easy to understand We read the recommendations and thought they made (perfect) sense. The instructions don't make any sense (at all). The instructions make no sense (at all). You're not making much sense (to me).
2 : to be reasonable It makes sense to leave early to avoid traffic. It makes little/no sense to continue. Why would he do such an awful thing? It makes no sense (to me).

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“Make sense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20sense. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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