make up

Primary Meanings of make up

1.
v
form or compose
2.
v
apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier
Full Definitions of make up
1

v form or compose

“The children made up the chorus”
Synonyms:
be, comprise, constitute, represent
Types:
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make
constitute the essence of
compose
form the substance of
constitute, form, make
to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
range, straddle
range or extend over; occupy a certain area
fall into, fall under
be included in or classified as
pose, present
introduce
supplement
serve as a supplement to
chelate
form a chelate, in chemistry
spread-eagle
stretch over
add
constitute an addition

v devise or compose

“This designer makes up our Spring collections”
Type of:
design
create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner

v make up something artificial or untrue

Synonyms:
cook up, fabricate, invent, manufacture
Types:
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mythologise, mythologize
construct a myth
confabulate
unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
concoct, trump up
invent
spin
make up a story
vamp, vamp up
make up
Type of:
concoct, dream up, hatch, think of, think up
devise or invent

v do or give something to somebody in return

Synonyms:
compensate, pay, pay off
Type of:
settle
dispose of; make a financial settlement

v make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point

“I have to make up a French exam”
Synonyms:
catch up with
Type of:
recoup, recover, recuperate
regain or make up for

v put in order or neaten

Synonyms:
make
make
gather and light the materials for
Type of:
clean up, neaten, square away, straighten, straighten out, tidy, tidy up
put (things or places) in order

v adjust for

Synonyms:
compensate, correct, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up
Types:
carry
compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance
compensate, cover, overcompensate
make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
Type of:
balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize
bring into balance or equilibrium

v come to terms

“After some discussion we finally made up
Synonyms:
conciliate, patch up, reconcile, settle
Types:
appease, propitiate
make peace with
make peace
end hostilities
Type of:
agree, concord, concur, hold
be in accord; be in agreement
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v apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier

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highlight
apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent
lipstick
apply lipstick to
rouge
redden by applying rouge to
powder
apply powder to
talc
apply talcum powder to (one's body)
Type of:
groom, neaten
care for one's external appearance

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