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 β€” or make β€” the truth, which is a creative way to say β€œlie.”

Definitions of manufacture

v put together out of artificial or natural components or parts

“They manufacture small toys”
“He manufactured a popular cereal”
construct, fabricate
produce on a large scale
make into a raft
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make by shaping or bringing together constituents

v produce naturally

“this gland manufactures a specific substance only”
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bring forth, produce
bring forth or yield

v 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

v make up something artificial or untrue

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

n the organized action of making of goods and services for sale

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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

n the act of making something (a product) from raw materials

“an improvement in the manufacture of explosives”
manufacturing is vital to Great Britain”
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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