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make

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1 to bring into being by combining, shaping, or transforming materials
  • Will you help me make the dough for the cookies?
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put together

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2 to obtain (as a goal) through effort
  • We finally made it!
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3 to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind)
  • The cats made quite a disturbance when they knocked the Christmas tree over.
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bring forth, give rise to

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4 to carry through (as a process) to completion
  • One person from each department will be asked to make a short presentation at the meeting.
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go through

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5 to cause (a person) to give in to pressure
  • She made him do all the work while everyone else just lounged around.
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twist one's arm

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6 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement
  • I make that to be about six feet long.
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8 to give the impression of being
  • The family made merry despite their financial worries.
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9 to go on a specified course or in a certain direction
  • The baby made straight for the toy lying on the rug.
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10 to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action
  • The legislature failed to make any new laws last session.
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11 to receive as return for effort
  • I make considerably more money now than I did when I first started working here.
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12 to have a clear idea of
  • What do you make of the latest information?
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pick up on

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