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make

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2 to obtain (as a goal) through effort
  • we finally made it!

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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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5 to cause (a person) to give in to pressure
  • made him do all the work while everyone else just lounged around

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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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13 chiefly dialect to position (something) so as to prevent passage through an opening
  • make the gate when ye leave

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The first known use of make was before the 12th century

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“Make.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/make. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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