make up

Definitions of make up
  1. verb
    form or compose
    “The children made up the chorus”
    synonyms: be, comprise, constitute, represent
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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
  2. verb
    devise or compose
    “This designer makes up our Spring collections”
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    design
    create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner
  3. verb
    make up something artificial or untrue
    synonyms: cook up, fabricate, invent, manufacture
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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
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    concoct, dream up, hatch, think of, think up
    devise or invent
  4. verb
    do or give something to somebody in return
    synonyms: compensate, pay, pay off
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    settle
    dispose of; make a financial settlement
  5. verb
    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
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    recoup, recover, recuperate
    regain or make up for
  6. verb
    put in order or neaten
    synonyms: make
    make
    gather and light the materials for
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    clean up, neaten, square away, straighten, straighten out, tidy, tidy up
    put (things or places) in order
  7. verb
    adjust for
    synonyms: compensate, correct, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up
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    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
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    balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize
    bring into balance or equilibrium
  8. verb
    come to terms
    “After some discussion we finally made up
    synonyms: conciliate, patch up, reconcile, settle
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    appease, propitiate
    make peace with
    make peace
    end hostilities
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    agree, concord, concur, hold
    be in accord; be in agreement
  9. verb
    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)
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    groom, neaten
    care for one's external appearance
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