make up


Definition of make up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to form by fitting together or assembling make up a train of carsb :  to arrange typeset matter in (as pages) for printing

  3. 2a :  to combine to produce (a sum or whole)b :  constitute, compose 10 chapters make up this volume

  4. 3a :  to compensate for (as a deficiency or omission) make up the difference in lost payb :  to do or take in order to correct an omission make up a history exam

  5. 4 :  settle, decide made up my mind to depart

  6. 5 :  to wrap or fasten up make the books up into a parcel

  7. 6a :  to prepare in physical appearance for a roleb :  to apply cosmetics to

  8. 7a :  invent, improvise make up a storyb :  to set in order rooms are made up daily

  9. intransitive verb
  10. 1 :  to become reconciled quarreled but later made up

  11. 2a :  to act ingratiatingly and flatteringly made up to his aunt for a new bicycleb :  to make advances :  court

  12. 3 :  compensate make up for lost time

  13. 4a :  to put on costumes or makeup (as for a play)b :  to apply cosmetics

Examples of make up in a sentence

  1. the book is made up of 20 chapters

  2. she keeps making up excuses as to why she hasn't yet finished the project

14th Century

First Known Use of make up

14th century

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