Make Definition

Define what is Make?

1. make, brand (noun)

a recognizable kind.

  • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now.
  • what make of car is that?.
Synonyms: brand

kind, sort, form, variety noun
a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality.

2. DO, make (verb)

engage in.

  • make love, not war.
  • make an effort.
  • do research.
  • do nothing.
  • make revolution.
Synonyms: DO

overdo, exaggerate verb
do something to an excessive degree.

3. shuffle, make, shuffling (noun)

the act of mixing cards haphazardly.

    Synonyms: shuffle, shuffling

    reordering noun
    a rearrangement in a different order.


    reshuffling, reshuffle noun
    shuffling again.

    riffle noun
    shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners.

    4. make, get (verb)

    give certain properties to something.

    • get someone mad.
    • She made us look silly.
    • He made a fool of himself at the meeting.
    • Don't make this into a big deal.
    • This invention will make you a millionaire.
    • Make yourself clear.
    Synonyms: get

    alter, change, modify verb
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation.


    render verb
    cause to become.

    get, LET, have verb
    cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition.

    leave verb
    act or be so as to become in a specified state.

    5. create, make (verb)

    make or cause to be or to become.

    • make a mess in one's office.
    • create a furor.
    Synonyms: create

    beget, Father, sire, engender, mother, bring forth, generate, get verb
    make children.

    procreate, reproduce, multiply verb
    have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant.

    regenerate verb
    form or produce anew.

    clear verb
    make a way or path by removing objects.

    distil, distill, extract verb
    extract by the process of distillation.

    educe, derive verb
    develop or evolve from a latent or potential state.

    spume, froth, suds verb
    make froth or foam and become bubbly.

    lay down, establish, make verb
    institute, enact, or establish.

    puncture verb
    make by piercing.

    twine verb
    make by twisting together or intertwining.

    cleave verb
    make by cutting into.

    track verb
    make tracks upon.

    institute, bring verb
    advance or set forth in court.

    short, short-circuit verb
    create a short circuit in.

    re-create verb
    create anew.

    grind verb
    created by grinding.

    bring forth, generate verb
    bring into existence.

    initiate, originate, start verb
    bring into being.

    yield, give verb
    cause to happen or be responsible for.

    make for, wreak, bring, work, play verb
    cause to happen or to occur as a consequence.

    conjure up, bring up, call down, conjure, invoke, call forth, put forward, arouse, evoke, stir, raise verb
    summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic.

    create by mental act, create mentally verb
    create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands.

    create, make verb
    create by artistic means.

    actualise, actualize, realize, substantiate, realise verb
    make real or concrete; give reality or substance to.

    cause, DO, make verb
    give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally.

    establish, give verb
    bring about.

    turn in, put on verb
    carry out (performances).

    bear, turn out verb
    bring forth,.

    create from raw material, create from raw stuff verb
    make from scratch.

    build, construct, make verb
    make by combining materials and parts.

    build, establish verb
    build or establish something abstract.

    assemble, put together, tack together, piece, set up, tack verb
    create by putting components or members together.

    style verb
    make consistent with a certain fashion or style.

    strike verb
    produce by ignition or a blow.

    re-create, copy verb
    make a replica of.

    create verbally verb
    create with or from words.

    compose, write verb
    write music.

    choreograph verb
    compose a sequence of dance steps, often to music.

    direct verb
    guide the actors in (plays and films).

    film verb
    record in film.

    film-make verb
    make films; be a film maker.

    recreate verb
    create anew.

    offset verb
    create an offset in.

    scrape verb
    make by scraping.

    produce, bring forth verb
    bring forth or yield.

    give rise, bring about, produce verb
    cause to happen, occur or exist.

    press verb
    create by pressing.

    prepare verb
    to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery.

    cut verb
    form or shape by cutting or incising.

    cut verb
    form by probing, penetrating, or digging.

    raise verb
    create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise.

    beat verb
    make by pounding or trampling.

    chop verb
    form or shape by chopping.

    manufacture verb
    create or produce in a mechanical way.

    shell, blast verb
    create by using explosives.

    arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise verb
    call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses).

    incorporate verb
    form a corporation.

    form, organize, organise verb
    create (as an entity).

    6. cause, induce, stimulate, make, get, have (verb)

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

    • The ads induced me to buy a VCR.
    • My children finally got me to buy a computer.
    • My wife made me buy a new sofa.
    Synonyms: cause, induce, stimulate, get, have

    decide verb
    cause to decide.

    persuade verb
    cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm.

    bring verb
    induce or persuade.

    solicit verb
    incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination.

    encourage verb
    spur on.

    LET verb
    actively cause something to happen.

    lead verb
    cause to undertake a certain action.

    instigate, prompt, inspire verb
    serve as the inciting cause of.

    suborn verb
    induce to commit perjury or give false testimony.

    compel, obligate, oblige verb
    force somebody to do something.

    7. cause, DO, make (verb)

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

    • cause a commotion.
    • make a stir.
    • cause an accident.
    Synonyms: cause, DO

    create, make verb
    make or cause to be or to become.


    SHAPE, determine, influence, regulate, mold verb
    shape or influence; give direction to.

    initiate, pioneer verb
    take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of.

    effect, effectuate, set up verb

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

    occasion verb
    give occasion to.

    call forth, evoke, kick up, provoke verb
    evoke or provoke to appear or occur.

    breed, engender, spawn verb
    call forth.

    incite, motivate, prompt, actuate, propel, move verb
    give an incentive for action.

    impel, force verb
    urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate.

    facilitate verb
    increase the likelihood of (a response).

    8. produce, create, make (verb)

    create or manufacture a man-made product.

    • We produce more cars than we can sell.
    • The company has been making toys for two centuries.
    Synonyms: produce, create

    breed verb
    cause to procreate (animals).

    redo, refashion, remake, make over verb
    make new.

    prefabricate verb
    produce synthetically, artificially, or stereotypically and unoriginally.

    underproduce verb
    produce below capacity or demand.

    output verb
    to create or manufacture a specific amount.

    pulse, pulsate verb
    produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses.

    clap together, clap up, slap together verb
    make hastily and carelessly.

    custom-make, customise, customize, tailor-make verb
    make to specifications.

    dummy, dummy up verb
    make a dummy of.

    turn out verb
    produce quickly or regularly, usually with machinery.

    machine verb
    make by machinery.

    churn out verb
    produce something at a fast rate.

    overproduce verb
    produce in excess.

    elaborate verb
    produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product.

    put out verb
    put out considerable effort.

    laminate verb
    create laminate by bonding sheets of material with a bonding material.

    bootleg verb
    produce or distribute illegally.

    generate verb
    produce (energy).

    generate, yield, render, give, return verb
    give or supply.

    extrude, squeeze out verb
    form or shape by forcing through an opening.

    smelt verb
    extract (metals) by heating.

    reproduce verb
    make a copy or equivalent of.

    preassemble, prefabricate verb
    to manufacture sections of (a building), especially in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site of buildings.

    fudge together, throw together verb
    produce shoddily, without much attention to detail.

    print, publish verb
    put into print.

    confect verb
    make or construct.

    proof verb
    make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset.

    burn, cut verb
    create by duplicating data.

    9. draw, make (verb)

    make, formulate, or derive in the mind.

    • I draw a line here.
    • draw a conclusion.
    • draw parallels.
    • make an estimate.
    • What do you make of his remarks?.
    Synonyms: draw

    create by mental act, create mentally verb
    create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands.

    10. make (verb)

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

    • People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!.
    • Heat makes you sweat.

    cause, DO, make verb
    give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally.


    drive verb
    compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment.

    11. create, make (verb)

    create by artistic means.

    • create a poem.
    • Schoenberg created twelve-tone music.
    • Picasso created Cubism.
    • Auden made verses.
    Synonyms: create

    create, make verb
    make or cause to be or to become.


    DO, make verb
    create or design, often in a certain way.

    design verb
    create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner.

    design verb
    create designs.

    12. earn, realise, bring in, pull in, realize, gain, make, take in, clear (verb)

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

    • How much do you make a month in your new job?.
    • She earns a lot in her new job.
    • this merger brought in lots of money.
    • He clears $5,000 each month.

    acquire, get verb
    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract.


    squeeze out, eke out verb
    make by laborious and precarious means.

    turn a profit, profit verb
    make a profit; gain money or materially.

    rake off verb
    take money from an illegal transaction.

    take home, bring home verb
    earn as a salary or wage.

    rake in, shovel in verb
    earn large sums of money.

    gross verb
    earn before taxes, expenses, etc..

    pay, bear, yield verb
    bring in.

    13. DO, make (verb)

    create or design, often in a certain way.

    • Do my room in blue.
    • I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest.
    Synonyms: DO
    Antonyms: unmake, undo (verb)

    deprive of certain characteristics.


    create, make verb
    create by artistic means.

    14. form, constitute, make (verb)

    to compose or represent:.

    • This wall forms the background of the stage setting.
    • The branches made a roof.
    • This makes a fine introduction.
    Synonyms: form, constitute

    constitute, make up, comprise, Be, represent verb
    form or compose.


    chelate verb
    form a chelate, in chemistry.

    ADD verb
    constitute an addition.

    15. get to, progress to, reach, make (verb)

    reach a goal, e.g.,.

    • make the first team.
    • We made it!.
    • She may not make the grade.

    achieve, attain, accomplish, reach verb
    to gain with effort.

    16. make (verb)

    be or be capable of being changed or made into.

    • He makes a great host.
    • He will make a fine father.

    become verb
    come into existence.

    17. make (verb)

    make by shaping or bringing together constituents.

    • make a dress.
    • make a cake.
    • make a wall of stones.

    compile, compose verb
    put together out of existing material.

    compile verb
    use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed.

    fabricate, manufacture, construct verb
    put together out of artificial or natural components or parts.

    fashion, forge verb
    make out of components (often in an improvising manner).

    Cooper verb
    make barrels and casks.

    18. make (verb)

    perform or carry out.

    • make a decision.
    • make a move.
    • make advances.
    • make a phone call.

    perform, DO, execute verb
    carry out or perform an action.


    pay verb

    19. build, construct, make (verb)

    make by combining materials and parts.

    • this little pig made his house out of straw.
    • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer.
    Synonyms: build, construct

    create, make verb
    make or cause to be or to become.


    customise, customize verb
    make according to requirements.

    revet verb
    construct a revetment.

    dry-wall verb
    construct with drywall.

    lock verb
    build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels.

    wattle verb
    build of or with wattle.

    frame up, frame verb
    construct by fitting or uniting parts together.

    rebuild, reconstruct verb
    build again.

    groin verb
    build with groins.

    cantilever verb
    construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed.

    erect, put up, set up, rear, raise verb
    construct, build, or erect.

    corduroy verb
    build (a road) from logs laid side by side.

    channelise, channelize verb
    make a channel for; provide with a channel.

    20. make (verb)

    change from one form into another.

    • make water into wine.
    • make lead into gold.
    • make clay into bricks.

    alter, change, modify verb
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation.

    21. make (verb)

    act in a certain way so as to acquire.

    • make friends.
    • make enemies.

    behave, act, DO verb
    behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself.

    22. name, nominate, make (verb)

    charge with a function; charge to be.

    • She was named Head of the Committee.
    • She was made president of the club.
    Synonyms: name, nominate

    appoint, charge verb
    assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to.


    rename verb
    name again or anew.

    23. get, have, make (verb)

    achieve a point or goal.

    • Nicklaus had a 70.
    • The Brazilian team got 4 goals.
    • She made 29 points that day.
    Synonyms: get, have

    rack up, score, tally, hit verb
    gain points in a game.

    24. arrive at, reach, attain, gain, hit, make (verb)

    reach a destination, either real or abstract.

    • We hit Detroit by noon.
    • The water reached the doorstep.
    • We barely made it to the finish line.
    • I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts.
    Synonyms: arrive at, reach, attain, gain, hit

    catch up verb
    reach the point where one should be after a delay.

    surmount, scale verb
    reach the highest point of.

    get at, access verb
    reach or gain access to.

    bottom out verb
    reach the low point.

    peak, top out verb
    to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity.

    summit, breast verb
    reach the summit (of a mountain).

    top verb
    reach or ascend the top of.

    make verb
    reach in time.

    find verb
    succeed in reaching; arrive at.

    culminate verb
    reach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body.

    come through, get through verb
    succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems.

    run aground, ground verb
    hit or reach the ground.

    25. lay down, establish, make (verb)

    institute, enact, or establish.

    • make laws.
    Synonyms: lay down, establish

    create, make verb
    make or cause to be or to become.


    Set, Mark verb
    establish as the highest level or best performance.

    26. make (verb)

    carry out or commit.

    • make a mistake.
    • commit a faux-pas.

    commit, perpetrate, pull verb
    perform an act, usually with a negative connotation.

    27. make (verb)

    form by assembling individuals or constituents.

    • Make a quorum.

    get together, assemble, gather verb
    get people together.

    28. hold, give, have, throw, make (verb)

    organize or be responsible for.

    • hold a reception.
    • have, throw, or make a party.
    • give a course.
    Synonyms: hold, give, have, throw

    direct verb
    be in charge of.

    29. make up, make (verb)

    put in order or neaten.

    • make the bed.
    • make up a room.
    Synonyms: make up

    clean up, neaten, square away, tidy, tidy up, straighten, straighten out verb
    put (things or places) in order.

    30. take, make (verb)

    head into a specified direction.

    • The escaped convict took to the hills.
    • We made for the mountains.
    Synonyms: take

    head verb
    to go or travel towards.

    31. ca-ca, crap, defecate, take a crap, take a shit, shit, stool, make (verb)

    have a bowel movement.

    • The dog had made in the flower beds.

    egest, excrete, eliminate, pass verb
    eliminate from the body.


    dung verb
    defecate; used of animals.

    32. make (verb)

    undergo fabrication or creation.

    • This wool makes into a nice sweater.

    change verb
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature.

    33. make (verb)

    be suitable for.

    • Wood makes good furniture.

    Be verb
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun).

    34. make (verb)

    add up to.

    • four and four make eight.

    number, total, amount, add up, come verb
    add up in number or quantity.

    35. make (verb)

    amount to.

    • This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living.

    amount verb
    be tantamount or equivalent to.

    36. make (verb)

    constitute the essence of.

    • Clothes make the man.

    constitute, make up, comprise, Be, represent verb
    form or compose.

    37. make (verb)

    appear to begin an activity.

    • He made to speak but said nothing in the end.
    • She made as if to say hello to us.

    appear, seem, look verb
    give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect.

    38. work, make (verb)

    proceed along a path.

    • work one's way through the crowd.
    • make one's way into the forest.
    Synonyms: work

    go across, pass, go through verb
    go across or through.


    claw verb
    move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging.

    jostle verb
    make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving.

    bushwhack verb
    cut one's way through the woods or bush.

    39. make (verb)

    reach in time.

    • We barely made the plane.

    arrive at, reach, attain, gain, hit, make verb
    reach a destination, either real or abstract.

    40. make (verb)

    gather and light the materials for.

    • make a fire.

    41. ready, Cook, prepare, fix, make (verb)

    prepare for eating by applying heat.

    • Cook me dinner, please.
    • can you make me an omelette?.
    • fix breakfast for the guests, please.
    Synonyms: ready, Cook, prepare, fix

    preserve, keep verb
    prevent (food) from rotting.

    dress out, dress verb
    kill and prepare for market or consumption.

    deglaze verb
    dissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid and stirring.

    escallop, scallop verb
    bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top.

    flambe verb
    pour liquor over and ignite (a dish).

    put on verb
    put on the stove or ready for cooking.

    Devil verb
    coat or stuff with a spicy paste.

    precook verb
    cook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long.

    whip up, whomp up verb
    prepare or cook quickly or hastily.

    cook up, concoct verb
    prepare or cook by mixing ingredients.

    lard verb
    prepare or cook with lard.

    42. seduce, score, make (verb)

    induce to have sex.

    • Harry finally seduced Sally.
    • Did you score last night?.
    • Harry made Sally.
    Synonyms: seduce, score

    persuade verb
    cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm.

    43. make (verb)

    assure the success of.

    • A good review by this critic will make your play!.
    Antonyms: break (verb)

    cause the failure or ruin of.


    assure, ensure, guarantee, insure, secure verb
    make certain of.

    44. make believe, pretend, make (verb)

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

    • She makes like an actress.

    act, play, represent verb
    play a role or part.


    go through the motions verb
    pretend to do something by acting as if one was really doing it.

    45. make (verb)

    consider as being.

    • It wasn't the problem some people made it.

    consider, regard, view, reckon, see verb
    deem to be.

    46. make (verb)

    calculate as being.

    • I make the height about 100 feet.

    estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge verb
    judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time).

    47. make (verb)

    cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable.

    • make my day.

    alter, change, modify verb
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation.

    48. make (verb)

    favor the development of.

    • Practice makes the winner.

    develop verb
    generate gradually.

    49. make (verb)

    develop into.

    • He will make a splendid father!.

    grow, develop verb
    grow emotionally or mature.

    50. make (verb)

    behave in a certain way.

    • make merry.

    behave, act, DO verb
    behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself.

    51. wee-wee, wee, take a leak, spend a penny, relieve oneself, piss, pee-pee, pee, pass water, micturate, make water, piddle, urinate, puddle, make (verb)

    eliminate urine.

    • Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug.

    egest, excrete, eliminate, pass verb
    eliminate from the body.


    wet verb
    make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating.

    stale verb
    urinate, of cattle and horses.

    Nearby Terms

    make a clean breast of (verb)
    admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error

    make a face (verb)
    contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

    make a motion (verb)
    propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

    make a point (verb)
    make a point of doing something; act purposefully and intentionally

    make a stink (verb)
    take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent

    make as if (verb)
    begin or appear to begin an action

    make believe (verb)
    represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

    make bold (verb)
    take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission

    make clean (verb)
    make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

    make do (verb)
    come to terms with

    make for (verb)
    cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

    make full (verb)
    make full, also in a metaphorical sense

    make fun (verb)
    subject to laughter or ridicule

    make good (verb)
    act as promised

    make grow (verb)
    cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development