(noun, verb)


1. a recognizable kind

- what make of car is that?

Similar word(s): brand

Definition categories: thought, form, kind, sort, variety

2. the act of mixing cards haphazardly

Similar word(s): shuffle, shuffling

Definition categories: act, reordering

Sentences with make as a noun:

- What make of car do you drive?

- The camera was of German make.


1. engage in

- make love, not war

- make an effort

- make revolution

Similar word(s): do

Definition categories: social

2. give certain properties to something

- Don't make this into a big deal

- This invention will make you a millionaire

- Make yourself clear

Similar word(s): get

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

3. make or cause to be or to become

- make a mess in one's office

Similar word(s): create

Definition categories: creation

4. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

Similar word(s): cause, get, have, induce, stimulate

Definition categories: communication

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

- make a stir

Similar word(s): cause, do

Definition categories: creation, create, make

6. create or manufacture a man-made product

Similar word(s): create, produce

Definition categories: creation

7. make, formulate, or derive in the mind

- make an estimate

- What do you make of his remarks?

Similar word(s): draw

Definition categories: cognition

8. compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way

- Heat makes you sweat

Definition categories: creation, cause, do, make

9. create by artistic means

Similar word(s): create

Definition categories: creation, create, make

10. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

- How much do you make a month in your new job?

Similar word(s): clear, earn, gain, realise, realize

Definition categories: possession, acquire, get

11. create or design, often in a certain way

Similar word(s): do

Definition categories: creation, create, make

12. to compose or represent

- This makes a fine introduction

Similar word(s): constitute, form

Definition categories: stative, be, comprise, constitute, represent

13. reach a goal

- make the first team

- She may not make the grade

Similar word(s): reach

Definition categories: motion, accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

14. be or be capable of being changed or made into

- He makes a great host

- He will make a fine father

Definition categories: stative, become

15. make by shaping or bringing together constituents

- make a dress

- make a cake

- make a wall of stones

Definition categories: creation

16. perform or carry out

- make a decision

- make a move

- make advances

Definition categories: creation, do, execute, perform

17. make by combining materials and parts

Similar word(s): build, construct

Definition categories: creation, create, make

18. change from one form into another

- make water into wine

- make lead into gold

- make clay into bricks

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

19. act in a certain way so as to acquire

- make friends

- make enemies

Definition categories: body, act, behave, do

20. charge with a function; charge to be

Similar word(s): name, nominate

Definition categories: social, appoint, charge

21. achieve a point or goal

Similar word(s): get, have

Definition categories: possession, hit, score, tally

22. reach a destination, either real or abstract

Similar word(s): attain, gain, hit, reach

Definition categories: motion

23. institute, enact, or establish

- make laws

Similar word(s): establish

Definition categories: cognition, create, make

24. carry out or commit

- make a mistake

Definition categories: social, commit, perpetrate, pull

25. form by assembling individuals or constituents

- Make a quorum

Definition categories: social, assemble, gather

26. organize or be responsible for

- have, throw, or make a party

Similar word(s): give, have, hold, throw

Definition categories: creation, direct

27. put in order or neaten

- make the bed

- make up a room

Definition categories: change, neaten, straighten, tidy

28. head into a specified direction

Similar word(s): take

Definition categories: motion, head

29. have a bowel movement

Similar word(s): crap, defecate, stool

Definition categories: body, egest, eliminate, excrete, pass

30. undergo fabrication or creation

- This wool makes into a nice sweater

Definition categories: stative, change

31. be suitable for

- Wood makes good furniture

Definition categories: stative, be

32. add up to

- four and four make eight

Definition categories: stative, amount, come, number, total

33. amount to

- This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living

Definition categories: stative, amount

34. constitute the essence of

- Clothes make the man

Definition categories: stative, be, comprise, constitute, represent

35. appear to begin an activity

Definition categories: perception, appear, look, seem

36. proceed along a path

- make one's way into the forest

Similar word(s): work

Definition categories: motion, pass

37. reach in time

Definition categories: motion, attain, gain, hit, make, reach

38. gather and light the materials for

- make a fire

Definition categories: creation

39. prepare for eating by applying heat

- can you make me an omelette?

Similar word(s): cook, fix, prepare, ready

Definition categories: creation

40. induce to have sex

Similar word(s): score, seduce

Definition categories: contact, persuade

41. assure the success of

- A good review by this critic will make your play!

Definition categories: communication, assure, ensure, guarantee, insure, secure

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

- She makes like an actress

Similar word(s): pretend

Definition categories: communication, act, play, represent

43. consider as being

Definition categories: cognition, consider, reckon, regard, see, view

44. calculate as being

- I make the height about 100 feet

Definition categories: cognition, approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge

45. cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable

- make my day

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

46. favor the development of

- Practice makes the winner

Definition categories: change, develop

47. develop into

- He will make a splendid father!

Definition categories: change, develop, grow

48. behave in a certain way

- make merry

Definition categories: body, act, behave, do

49. eliminate urine

Similar word(s): micturate, pee, piddle, puddle, urinate, wee

Definition categories: body, egest, eliminate, excrete, pass

Sentences with make as a verb:

- We made a bird feeder for our yard.  I'll make a man out of him yet.

- make war

- To make like a deer caught in the headlights.

- They make a cute couple.  This makes the third infraction.  One swallow does not a summer make.

- I don’t know what to make of it.

- The citizens made their objections clear.  This might make you a bit woozy.  Did I make myself heard?  Scotch will make you a man.

- The teacher made the student study.  Don’t let them make you suffer.

- His past mistakes don’t make him a bad person.

- We should make Cincinnati by 7 tonight.

- They made westward over the snowy mountains.  Make for the hills! It's a wildfire!  They made away from the fire toward the river.

- The ship could make 20 knots an hour in calm seas.  This baby can make 220 miles an hour.

- You have to spend money to make money!  He made twenty bucks playing poker last night.  They hope to make a bigger profit.  She makes more than he does, and works longer hours than he does, but she still does most of the house-cleaning.  He didn't make the choir after his voice changed.  She made ten points in that game.

- She'll make a fine president.

- make plans;  made a questionable decision