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Meaning of make

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the
           movies now"; "what make of car is that?" [syn: {brand},
      2: the act of mixing cards haphazardly [syn: {shuffle},
         {shuffling}, {make}]
      v 1: engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do
           research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution" [syn: {make},
      2: give certain properties to something; "get someone mad"; "She
         made us look silly"; "He made a fool of himself at the
         meeting"; "Don't make this into a big deal"; "This invention
         will make you a millionaire"; "Make yourself clear" [syn:
         {make}, {get}]
      3: make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's
         office"; "create a furor" [syn: {make}, {create}]
      4: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads
         induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy
         a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa" [syn: {induce},
         {stimulate}, {cause}, {have}, {get}, {make}]
      5: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always
         intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an
         accident" [syn: {cause}, {do}, {make}]
      6: create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more
         cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for
         two centuries" [syn: {produce}, {make}, {create}]
      7: make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here";
         "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate";
         "What do you make of his remarks?" [syn: {draw}, {make}]
      8: compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way;
         "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!";
         "Heat makes you sweat"
      9: create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg
         created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden
         made verses" [syn: {create}, {make}]
      10: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as
          salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new
          job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger
          brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"
          [syn: {gain}, {take in}, {clear}, {make}, {earn}, {realize},
          {realise}, {pull in}, {bring in}]
      11: create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in
          blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the
          forest" [syn: {do}, {make}] [ant: {undo}, {unmake}]
      12: to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of
          the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes
          a fine introduction" [syn: {form}, {constitute}, {make}]
      13: reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!";
          "She may not make the grade" [syn: {reach}, {make}, {get
          to}, {progress to}]
      14: be or be capable of being changed or made into; "He makes a
          great host"; "He will make a fine father"
      15: make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a
          dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"
      16: perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move";
          "make advances"; "make a phone call"
      17: make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made
          his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an
          electric brassiere warmer" [syn: {construct}, {build},
      18: change from one form into another; "make water into wine";
          "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"
      19: act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make
      20: charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of
          the Committee"; "She was made president of the club" [syn:
          {name}, {nominate}, {make}]
      21: achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian
          team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day" [syn:
          {have}, {get}, {make}]
      22: reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit
          Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We
          barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC
          machine before the weekend starts" [syn: {reach}, {make},
          {attain}, {hit}, {arrive at}, {gain}]
      23: institute, enact, or establish; "make laws" [syn: {lay
          down}, {establish}, {make}]
      24: carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas"
      25: form by assembling individuals or constituents; "Make a
      26: organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have,
          throw, or make a party"; "give a course" [syn: {hold},
          {throw}, {have}, {make}, {give}]
      27: put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room"
          [syn: {make}, {make up}]
      28: head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took
          to the hills"; "We made for the mountains" [syn: {take},
      29: have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds"
          [syn: {stool}, {defecate}, {shit}, {take a shit}, {take a
          crap}, {ca-ca}, {crap}, {make}]
      30: undergo fabrication or creation; "This wool makes into a
          nice sweater"
      31: be suitable for; "Wood makes good furniture"
      32: add up to; "four and four make eight"
      33: amount to; "This salary increase makes no difference to my
          standard of living"
      34: constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man"
      35: appear to begin an activity; "He made to speak but said
          nothing in the end"; "She made as if to say hello to us"
      36: proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd";
          "make one's way into the forest" [syn: {make}, {work}]
      37: reach in time; "We barely made the plane"
      38: gather and light the materials for; "make a fire"
      39: prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner,
          please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for
          the guests, please" [syn: {cook}, {fix}, {ready}, {make},
      40: induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you
          score last night?"; "Harry made Sally" [syn: {seduce},
          {score}, {make}]
      41: assure the success of; "A good review by this critic will
          make your play!" [ant: {break}]
      42: represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or
          act like; "She makes like an actress" [syn: {make},
          {pretend}, {make believe}]
      43: consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made
      44: calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet"
      45: cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; "make my day"
      46: favor the development of; "Practice makes the winner"
      47: develop into; "He will make a splendid father!"
      48: behave in a certain way; "make merry"
      49: eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive
          rug" [syn: {make}, {urinate}, {piddle}, {puddle},
          {micturate}, {piss}, {pee}, {pee-pee}, {make water},
          {relieve oneself}, {take a leak}, {spend a penny}, {wee},
          {wee-wee}, {pass water}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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