make

If you offer to sell me your car, I might ask you, "What make is it?" Then you tell me what brand, year and model it is, because in this case make means "type made."

The noun make is either a type or a fancy card move, but as a verb, it has tons of uses, either related to forming things (you made a pie!), or forcing things (you made me make a pie). You can also make money. It can mean "act," like when you "make like a dog." You can make first place, and then make out with someone to celebrate. You really do make a nice couple.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: make

1
v
perform or carry out
2
n
a recognizable kind
3
v
eliminate urine
4
v
induce to have sex
5
n
the act of mixing cards haphazardly
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: make
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v perform or carry out

make a decision”
make a move”
make advances”
make a phone call”
Synonyms
do
engage in
Types:
pay
render
Type of:
do, execute, perform
carry out or perform an action

v carry out or commit

make a mistake”
Type of:
commit, perpetrate, pull
perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

v engage in

make love, not war”
make an effort”
make revolution”
Synonyms:
do
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exaggerate, overdo
do something to an excessive degree
overpraise
praise excessively
oversimplify
simplify to an excessive degree
overleap
defeat (oneself) by going too far

v institute, enact, or establish

make laws”
Synonyms:
establish, lay down
Types:
mark, set
establish as the highest level or best performance
Type of:
create
make or cause to be or to become

v give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

make a stir”
Synonyms:
cause, do
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determine, influence, mold, regulate, shape
shape or influence; give direction to
initiate, pioneer
take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
effect, effectuate, set up
produce
occasion
give occasion to
call forth, evoke, kick up, provoke
evoke or provoke to appear or occur
breed, engender, spawn
call forth
actuate, incite, motivate, move, prompt, propel
give an incentive for action
force, impel
urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
facilitate
increase the likelihood of (a response)
dispose, incline
make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
disincline, indispose
make unwilling
miscreate
shape or form or make badly
carry weight
have influence to a specified degree
decide
influence or determine
reshape
shape anew or differently
time
set the speed, duration, or execution of
index
adjust through indexation
pace
regulate or set the pace of
predetermine
determine beforehand
accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill
put in effect
strike up
begin
innovate, introduce
bring something new to an environment
draw, get
earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
activate, actuate, set off, spark, spark off, touch off, trigger, trigger off, trip
put in motion or move to act
precipitate
bring about abruptly
hasten, induce, rush, stimulate
cause to occur rapidly
drive
compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
inspire
supply the inspiration for
pick
provoke
constitute, establish, found, institute, plant
set up or lay the groundwork for
arrange, stage
plan, organize, and carry out (an event)
mount
put up or launch
attempt, set about, undertake
enter upon an activity or enterprise
devise, get up, machinate, organise, organize, prepare
arrange by systematic planning and united effort
serve
contribute or conduce to
Type of:
create
make or cause to be or to become

v make or cause to be or to become

make a mess in one's office”
Synonyms:
create
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beget, bring forth, engender, father, generate, get, mother, sire
make children
multiply, procreate, reproduce
have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant
regenerate
form or produce anew
clear
make a way or path by removing objects
distil, distill, extract
extract by the process of distillation
derive, educe
develop or evolve from a latent or potential state
froth, spume, suds
make froth or foam and become bubbly
establish, lay down
institute, enact, or establish
puncture
make by piercing
twine
make by twisting together or intertwining
cleave
make by cutting into
track
make tracks upon
bring, institute
advance or set forth in court
short, short-circuit
create a short circuit in
re-create
create anew
grind
created by grinding
bring forth, generate
bring into existence
initiate, originate, start
bring into being
give, yield
cause to happen or be responsible for
bring, make for, play, work, wreak
cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
arouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, raise, stir
summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
create by mental act, create mentally
create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
create
create by artistic means
actualise, actualize, realise, realize, substantiate
make real or concrete; give reality or substance to
cause, do
give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
establish, give
bring about
put on, turn in
carry out (performances)
bear, turn out
bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"
create from raw material, create from raw stuff
make from scratch
build, construct
make by combining materials and parts
build, establish
build or establish something abstract
assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
create by putting components or members together
style
make consistent with a certain fashion or style
strike
produce by ignition or a blow
copy, re-create
make a replica of
create verbally
create with or from words
compose, write
write music
choreograph
compose a sequence of dance steps, often to music
direct
guide the actors in (plays and films)
film
record in film
film-make
make films; be a film maker
recreate
create anew
offset
create an offset in
scrape
make by scraping
bring forth, produce
bring forth or yield
bring about, give rise, produce
cause to happen, occur or exist
press
create by pressing
prepare
to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery
cut
form or shape by cutting or incising
cut
form by probing, penetrating, or digging
raise
create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise
beat
make by pounding or trampling
chop
form or shape by chopping
manufacture
create or produce in a mechanical way
blast, shell
create by using explosives
arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
incorporate
form a corporation
form, organise, organize
create (as an entity)
pompadour
style women's hair in a pompadour
propagate
multiply sexually or asexually
fructify, set
bear fruit
breed, multiply
have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)
bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have
cause to be born
brood, cover, hatch, incubate
sit on (eggs)
regenerate
replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue
moonshine
distill (alcohol) illegally; produce moonshine
manifold
make multiple copies of
reform
produce by cracking
spin off
produce as a consequence of something larger
customise, customize
make according to requirements
initiate, lead up
set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for
determine, influence, mold, regulate, shape
shape or influence; give direction to
draw
make, formulate, or derive in the mind
re-create
form anew in the imagination; recollect and re-form in the mind
anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, curse, damn, imprecate, maledict
wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
bless
give a benediction to
mark, set
establish as the highest level or best performance
etymologise, etymologize
give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)
revet
construct a revetment
introduce
bring in or establish in a new place or environment
do
create or design, often in a certain way
comfit, confect, confection
make into a confection
come up
bring forth, usually something desirable
develop
generate gradually
set
apply or start
regenerate, renew
reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
give birth
create or produce an idea
schematize
formulate in regular order; to reduce to a scheme or formula
contrive, devise, excogitate, forge, formulate, invent
come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
formulate
prepare according to a formula
conceive, conceptualise, conceptualize, gestate
have the idea for
concoct, dream up, hatch, think of, think up
devise or invent
fictionalise, fictionalize, retell
make into fiction
conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine
form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
contrive, design, plan, project
make or work out a plan for; devise
coin, mint, strike
form by stamping, punching, or printing
spin
form a web by making a thread
design, plan
make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form
design
create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner
initiate, pioneer
take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
effect, effectuate, set up
produce
bring on, induce
cause to arise
incarnate
make concrete and real
occasion
give occasion to
call forth, evoke, kick up, provoke
evoke or provoke to appear or occur
pacify
fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)
breed, engender, spawn
call forth
actuate, incite, motivate, move, prompt, propel
give an incentive for action
force, impel
urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
seed
bear seeds
crop
yield crops
overbear
bear too much
fruit
bear fruit
counterfeit, fake, forge
make a copy of with the intent to deceive
dry-wall
construct with drywall
lock
build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
wattle
build of or with wattle
frame, frame up
construct by fitting or uniting parts together
rebuild, reconstruct
build again
groin
build with groins
cantilever
construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed
confuse, jumble, mix up
assemble without order or sense
reassemble
assemble once again, after taking something apart
configure
set up for a particular purpose
compound
create by mixing or combining
forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work
make something, usually for a specific function
dip
place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax
erect, put up, raise, rear, set up
construct, build, or erect
rig up
erect or construct, especially as a temporary measure
bake
prepare with dry heat in an oven
brew
prepare by brewing
cook, fix, prepare, ready
prepare for eating by applying heat
cook
prepare a hot meal
knit
make (textiles) by knitting
crochet
create by looping or crocheting
knot
make into knots; make knots out of
tissue, weave
create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton
intertwine, tat
make lacework by knotting or looping
interpret, represent
create an image or likeness of
write
create code, write a computer program
imitate
make a reproduction or copy of
trace
copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of
back up
make a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security copy
hectograph
copy on a duplicator
clone
make multiple identical copies of
mimeo, mimeograph
print copies from (a prepared stencil) using a mimeograph
roneo
make copies on a Roneograph
coin
make up
compose, indite, pen, write
produce a literary work
rhyme, rime
compose rhymes
recite, retell
render verbally, "recite a poem"
counterpoint
write in counterpoint
set to music
write (music) for (a text)
arrange, set
adapt for performance in a different way
score
write a musical score for
melodise, melodize
supply a melody for
harmonise, harmonize
write a harmony for
instrument, instrumentate
write an instrumental score for
stage direct
direct for the stage
present, represent, stage
perform (a play), especially on a stage
cinematise, cinematize
make a film of or adopt so as to make into a film
microfilm
record on microfilm
perform
give a performance (of something)
act, play, represent
play a role or part
reenact
enact or perform again
model, simulate
create a representation or model of
play, spiel
replay (as a melody)
induce, induct
produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
reinvent
create anew and make over
develop, evolve, germinate
work out
publish, write
have (one's written work) issued for publication
program, programme
write a computer program
corduroy
build (a road) from logs laid side by side
sporulate
produce spores
crank out, grind out
produce in a routine or monotonous manner
design
create designs
rough, rough in, rough out
prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
channelise, channelize
make a channel for; provide with a channel
facilitate
increase the likelihood of (a response)
construct
create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts
construct
create by linking linguistic units
free, liberate, release
release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
blast
make with or as if with an explosion
manufacture
produce naturally
strike a chord, touch a chord
evoke a reaction, response, or emotion
ask for, invite
increase the likelihood of
draw
elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
rekindle
arouse again
infatuate
arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way
prick
to cause a sharp emotional pain
fire up, heat, ignite, inflame, stir up, wake
arouse or excite feelings and passions
excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
excite
arouse or elicit a feeling
anger
make angry
discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune, upset
cause to lose one's composure
shame
cause to be ashamed
bruise, hurt, injure, offend, spite, wound
hurt the feelings of
overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, sweep over, whelm
overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
interest
excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
express
manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)
regroup, reorganise, reorganize
organize anew, as after a setback
choose up
form sides, as for a game
draw up
form or arrange in order or formation, as of a body of soldiers
regiment
form (military personnel) into a regiment
syndicate
organize into or form a syndicate
lead, leave, result
have as a result or residue
date back, date from, go back
belong to an earlier time

v make, formulate, or derive in the mind

make an estimate”
“What do you make of his remarks?”
Synonyms:
draw
Type of:
create by mental act, create mentally
create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

v make by shaping or bringing together constituents

make a dress”
make a cake”
make a wall of stones”
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compile, compose
put together out of existing material
compile
use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed
construct, fabricate, manufacture
put together out of artificial or natural components or parts
fashion, forge
make out of components (often in an improvising manner)
cooper
make barrels and casks
mass-produce
produce on a large scale
cobble together, cobble up
put together hastily
anthologise, anthologize
compile an anthology
catalog, catalogue
make a catalogue, compile a catalogue
raft
make into a raft
tie
make by tying pieces together
craft
make by hand and with much skill
sew, tailor, tailor-make
create (clothes) with cloth
Type of:
create from raw material, create from raw stuff
make from scratch

v form by assembling individuals or constituents

Make a quorum”
Type of:
assemble, gather, get together
get people together

v create or manufacture a man-made product

“The company has been making toys for two centuries”
Synonyms:
create, produce
create
create by artistic means
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breed
cause to procreate (animals)
make over, redo, refashion, remake
make new
prefabricate
produce synthetically, artificially, or stereotypically and unoriginally
underproduce
produce below capacity or demand
output
to create or manufacture a specific amount
pulsate, pulse
produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses
clap together, clap up, slap together
make hastily and carelessly
custom-make, customise, customize, tailor-make
make to specifications
dummy, dummy up
make a dummy of
turn out
produce quickly or regularly, usually with machinery
machine
make by machinery
churn out
produce something at a fast rate
overproduce
produce in excess
elaborate
produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
put out
put out considerable effort
laminate
create laminate by bonding sheets of material with a bonding material
bootleg
produce or distribute illegally
generate
produce (energy)
generate, give, render, return, yield
give or supply
extrude, squeeze out
form or shape by forcing through an opening
smelt
extract (metals) by heating
reproduce
make a copy or equivalent of
preassemble, prefabricate
to manufacture sections of (a building), especially in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site of buildings
fudge together, throw together
produce shoddily, without much attention to detail
print, publish
put into print
confect
make or construct
proof
make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset
burn, cut
create by duplicating data
mongrelise, mongrelize
cause to become a mongrel
cross, crossbreed, hybridise, hybridize, interbreed
breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
recast, reforge, remodel
cast or model anew
double, duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate
make or do or perform again
duplicate
make a duplicate or duplicates of
triplicate
reproduce threefold
quadruplicate
reproduce fourfold
reissue, reprint
print anew
photocopy, run off, xerox
reproduce by xerography
play back, replay
reproduce (a recording) on a recorder
copy, imitate, simulate
reproduce someone's behavior or looks
republish
publish again
gazette
publish in a gazette
fingerprint
take an impression of a person's fingerprints
print
make into a print

v make by combining materials and parts

“this little pig made his house out of straw”
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build, construct
build
be engaged in building
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customise, customize
make according to requirements
revet
construct a revetment
dry-wall
construct with drywall
lock
build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
wattle
build of or with wattle
frame, frame up
construct by fitting or uniting parts together
rebuild, reconstruct
build again
groin
build with groins
cantilever
construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed
erect, put up, raise, rear, set up
construct, build, or erect
corduroy
build (a road) from logs laid side by side
channelise, channelize
make a channel for; provide with a channel
Type of:
create
make or cause to be or to become

v create by artistic means

“Auden made verses”
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create
create, produce
create or manufacture a man-made product
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do
create or design, often in a certain way
design
create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner
design
create designs
cut, tailor
style and tailor in a certain fashion
make up
devise or compose
Type of:
create
make or cause to be or to become

v create or design, often in a certain way

Synonyms:
do
Antonyms:
undo, unmake
deprive of certain characteristics
Type of:
create
create by artistic means

v undergo fabrication or creation

“This wool makes into a nice sweater”
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v change from one form into another

make water into wine”
make lead into gold”
make clay into bricks”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v charge with a function; charge to be

“She was made president of the club”
Synonyms:
name, nominate
Types:
rename
name again or anew
Type of:
appoint, charge
assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

v give certain properties to something

“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”
Synonyms:
get
Types:
render
cause to become
get, have, let
cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition
leave
act or be so as to become in a specified state
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

“My wife made me buy a new sofa”
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cause, get, have, induce, stimulate
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decide
cause to decide
persuade
cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
bring
induce or persuade
solicit
incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination
encourage
spur on
let
actively cause something to happen
lead
cause to undertake a certain action
inspire, instigate, prompt
serve as the inciting cause of
suborn
induce to commit perjury or give false testimony
compel, obligate, oblige
force somebody to do something
force, thrust
impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
hustle
pressure or urge someone into an action
bring around, bring round
cause to adopt an opinion or course of action
badger
persuade through constant efforts
sell
persuade somebody to accept something
chat up
talk to someone with the aim of persuading him
talk into
persuade somebody to do something
rope in
draw in as if with a rope; lure
blarney, cajole, coax, inveigle, palaver, sweet-talk, wheedle
influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
convert, convince, win over
make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something
brainwash
persuade completely, often through coercion
give
guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
assure
assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence
charm, influence, tempt
induce into action by using one's charm
prevail
use persuasion successfully
drag
persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting
tempt
try presumptuously
score, seduce
induce to have sex
walk
make walk
coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze
to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
clamor
compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring
condemn
compel or force into a particular state or activity
shame
compel through a sense of shame
apply, enforce, implement
ensure observance of laws and rules
enforce, impose
compel to behave in a certain way

v 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”
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drive
compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
Type of:
cause, do
give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

v reach a destination, either real or abstract

“We barely made it to the finish line”
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arrive at, attain, gain, hit, reach
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catch up
reach the point where one should be after a delay
scale, surmount
reach the highest point of
access, get at
reach or gain access to
bottom out
reach the low point
peak, top out
to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity
breast, summit
reach the summit (of a mountain)
top
reach or ascend the top of
find
succeed in reaching; arrive at
culminate
reach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body
come through, get through
succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems
ground, run aground
hit or reach the ground
come back
even the score, in sports
crest
reach a high point

v reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"

“We made it!”
“She may not make the grade”
Synonyms:
get to, progress to, reach
Type of:
accomplish, achieve, attain, reach
to gain with effort

v reach in time

“We barely made the plane”
Synonyms
arrive at, attain, gain, hit, reach
reach a destination, either real or abstract
Type of:
arrive at, attain, gain, hit, reach
reach a destination, either real or abstract

v achieve a point or goal

“She made 29 points that day”
Synonyms:
get, have
Type of:
hit, rack up, score, tally
gain points in a game

v earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

“How much do you make a month in your new job?”
Synonyms:
bring in, clear, earn, gain, pull in, realise, realize, take in
clear, net, sack, sack up
make as a net profit
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eke out, squeeze out
make by laborious and precarious means
profit, turn a profit
make a profit; gain money or materially
rake off
take money from an illegal transaction
bring home, take home
earn as a salary or wage
rake in, shovel in
earn large sums of money
gross
earn before taxes, expenses, etc.
bear, pay, yield
bring in
line one's pockets
make a lot of money
turn a nice dime, turn a nice dollar, turn a nice penny
make a satisfactory profit
clean up
make a big profit; often in a short period of time
clear, net
yield as a net profit
pay off
yield a profit or result
Type of:
acquire, get
come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

v behave in a certain way

make merry”
Type of:
act, behave, do
behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

v act in a certain way so as to acquire

make friends”
make enemies”
Synonyms
bring in, clear, earn, gain, pull in, realise, realize, take in
earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
get, have
achieve a point or goal
Type of:
act, behave, do
behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

v organize or be responsible for

Synonyms:
give, have, hold, throw
Type of:
direct
be in charge of

v put in order or neaten

make the bed”
make up a room”
Synonyms:
make up
Type of:
clean up, neaten, square away, straighten, straighten out, tidy, tidy up
put (things or places) in order

v gather and light the materials for

make a fire”
Synonyms
make up
put in order or neaten
cook, fix, prepare, ready
prepare for eating by applying heat
Type of:
create from raw material, create from raw stuff
make from scratch

v prepare for eating by applying heat

“can you make me an omelette?”
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cook, fix, prepare, ready
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keep, preserve
prevent (food) from rotting
dress, dress out
kill and prepare for market or consumption
deglaze
dissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid and stirring
escallop, scallop
bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top
flambe
pour liquor over and ignite (a dish)
put on
put on the stove or ready for cooking
devil
coat or stuff with a spicy paste
precook
cook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long
whip up, whomp up
prepare or cook quickly or hastily
concoct, cook up
prepare or cook by mixing ingredients
lard
prepare or cook with lard
freeze-dry
preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum
conserve
preserve with sugar
dehydrate, desiccate
preserve by removing all water and liquids from
pickle
preserve in a pickling liquid
salt
preserve with salt
can, put up, tin
preserve in a can or tin
refrigerate
preserve by chilling
cure
prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve
corn
preserve with salt
Type of:
create from raw material, create from raw stuff
make from scratch

v proceed along a path

make one's way into the forest”
Synonyms:
work
work
proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity
Types:
claw
move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging
jostle
make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving
bushwhack
cut one's way through the woods or bush
Type of:
go across, go through, pass
go across or through

v head into a specified direction

“We made for the mountains”
Synonyms:
take
Type of:
head
to go or travel towards

v to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"

“The branches made a roof”
“This makes a fine introduction”
Synonyms:
constitute, form
Types:
chelate
form a chelate, in chemistry
add
constitute an addition
Type of:
be, comprise, constitute, make up, represent
form or compose

v constitute the essence of

“Clothes make the man”
Type of:
be, comprise, constitute, make up, represent
form or compose

v be suitable for

“Wood makes good furniture”
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

v favor the development of

“Practice makes the winner”
Type of:
develop
generate gradually

v assure the success of

“A good review by this critic will make your play!”
Antonyms:
break
cause the failure or ruin of
Type of:
assure, ensure, guarantee, insure, secure
make certain of

v add up to

“four and four make eight”
Type of:
add up, amount, come, number, total
add up in number or quantity

v amount to

“This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living”
Type of:
amount
be tantamount or equivalent to

v consider as being

“It wasn't the problem some people made it”
Type of:
consider, reckon, regard, see, view
deem to be

v calculate as being

“I make the height about 100 feet”
Synonyms
draw
make, formulate, or derive in the mind
Type of:
approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge
judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

v cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable

make my day”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v develop into

“He will make a splendid father!”
Type of:
develop, grow
grow emotionally or mature

v be or be capable of being changed or made into

“He makes a great host”
“He will make a fine father”
Type of:
become
come into existence

v appear to begin an activity

“He made to speak but said nothing in the end”
“She made as if to say hello to us”
Type of:
appear, look, seem
give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

v represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

“She makes like an actress”
Synonyms:
make believe, pretend
affect, dissemble, feign, pretend, sham
make believe with the intent to deceive
Types:
go through the motions
pretend to do something by acting as if one was really doing it
Type of:
act, play, represent
play a role or part
2

n a recognizable kind

“what make of car is that?”
Synonyms:
brand
Type of:
form, kind, sort, variety
a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
3

v eliminate urine

“Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug”
Synonyms:
make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piddle, piss, puddle, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, urinate, wee, wee-wee
urinate
pass after the manner of urine
ca-ca, crap, defecate, shit, stool, take a crap, take a shit
have a bowel movement
Types:
wet
make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating
stale
urinate, of cattle and horses
Type of:
egest, eliminate, excrete, pass
eliminate from the body

v have a bowel movement

“The dog had made in the flower beds”
Synonyms:
ca-ca, crap, defecate, shit, stool, take a crap, take a shit
make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piddle, piss, puddle, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, urinate, wee, wee-wee
eliminate urine
Types:
dung
defecate; used of animals
Type of:
egest, eliminate, excrete, pass
eliminate from the body
4

v induce to have sex

“Harry made Sally”
Synonyms:
score, seduce
seduce
lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct
Type of:
persuade
cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
5

n the act of mixing cards haphazardly

Synonyms:
shuffle, shuffling
Types:
reshuffle, reshuffling
shuffling again
riffle
shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners
Type of:
reordering
a rearrangement in a different order
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