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Definition of Make

Make

  1. A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife.
  2. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create.
  3. To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain form; to construct; to fabricate.
  4. To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story.
  5. To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.
  6. To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc.
  7. To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an error; to make a loss; to make money.
  8. To find, as the result of calculation or computation; to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over; as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the distance in one day.
  9. To put a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive.
  10. To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast.
  11. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent.
  12. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive.
  13. To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.
  14. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to.
  15. To be engaged or concerned in.
  16. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of.
  17. To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; -- often in the phrase to meddle or make.
  18. To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.
  19. To tend; to contribute; to have effect; -- with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage.
  20. To increase; to augment; to accrue.
  21. To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.
  22. Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form.

Make Quotations

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
Charles R. Swindoll

I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief. - Immanuel Kant
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Immanuel Kant

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Will Smith

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
Bradley Whitford

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
William J. Clinton
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Make Translations

make in Afrikaans is maak, doen, pleeg, vervaardig
make in Dutch is maken, doen, bedrijven
make in German is anfertigen, Fabrikat, machen, mache, Herstellung
make in Latin is creo
make in Spanish is hacer, marca, manufacturar, confeccionar
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