make sense

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).

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

sense play
  1. : a meaning conveyed or intended : import, signification

  2. : the faculty of perceiving by means of sense organs

  3. : a specialized function or mechanism (such as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch) by which an animal receives and responds to external or internal stimuli

  1. : to perceive by the senses (see 1sense 2)

  2. : to be or become conscious of

  3. : grasp, comprehend



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