To manufacture something, is to make or construct it, usually for industry and sale. Unless you make all your own clothes, a company probably had to manufacture them.

Manufacture is generally associated with industry and factories. Henry Ford, for instance, revolutionized industry by using assembly lines to manufacture Model Ts. But manufacture can also be used for the natural word, like bees that manufacture honey. Occasionally it use used more generally to mean to construct by putting parts together. And in a pinch, you can manufacture — or make — the truth, which is a creative way to say “lie.”

Definitions of manufacture
  1. verb
    put together out of artificial or natural components or parts
    “They manufacture small toys”
    “He manufactured a popular cereal”
    synonyms: construct, fabricate
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    produce on a large scale
    make into a raft
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    make by shaping or bringing together constituents
  2. verb
    produce naturally
    “this gland manufactures a specific substance only”
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    bring forth, produce
    bring forth or yield
  3. verb
    create or produce in a mechanical way
    “This novelist has been manufacturing his books following his initial success”
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    create, make
    make or cause to be or to become
  4. verb
    make up something artificial or untrue
    synonyms: cook up, fabricate, invent, make up
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    mythologise, mythologize
    construct a myth
    unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
    concoct, trump up
    make up a story
    vamp, vamp up
    make up
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    concoct, dream up, hatch, think of, think up
    devise or invent
  5. noun
    the organized action of making of goods and services for sale
    synonyms: industry
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    cottage industry
    small-scale industry that can be carried on at home by family members using their own equipment
    (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale
    industrial enterprise, industrialisation, industrialization
    the development of industry on an extensive scale
    mass production
    the production of large quantities of a standardized article (often using assembly line techniques)
    overproduction, overrun
    too much production or more than expected
    inadequate production or less than expected
    output, yield
    production of a certain amount
    the maximum production possible
    the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
    the production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeast
    (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
    the act of raising or growing plants
    the production of heat or electricity
    excavation, mining
    the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
    the extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry
    boring, drilling, oil production
    the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
    the production of raw silk by raising silkworms
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    business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise
    the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
  6. noun
    the act of making something (a product) from raw materials
    “an improvement in the manufacture of explosives”
    manufacturing is vital to Great Britain”
    synonyms: fabrication, manufacturing
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    formation, shaping
    the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    deliberately ambiguous and contradictory language use to mislead and manipulate the public
    the manufacture of sections of a building at the factory so they can be easily and rapidly assembled at the building site
    the act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an object)
    shaping metal by heating and hammering
    metalwork, metalworking
    the activity of making things out of metal in a skillful manner
    the act of forming something into granules or grains
    grooving, rifling
    the cutting of spiral grooves on the inside of the barrel of a firearm
    the activity of shaping something on a lathe
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    creating from raw materials
    the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it
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