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Definition

[n] the act of mixing cards haphazardly
[n] a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?"
[v] act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies"
[v] eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
[v] change from one form into another; "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"
[v] have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds"
[v] behave in a certain way; "make merry"
[v] 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"
[v] put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room"
[v] develop into; "He will make a splendid father!"
[v] favor the development of; "Practice makes the winner"
[v] cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; "make my day"
[v] institute, enact, or establish; "make laws"
[v] calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet"
[v] consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it"
[v] 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?"
[v] 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"
[v] pretend to be; imitate; "She makes like an actress"
[v] assure the success of; "A good review by this critic will make your play!"
[v] gather and light the materials for; "make a fire"
[v] perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call"
[v] induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally"
[v] make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
[v] 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"
[v] create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
[v] create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses"
[v] give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
[v] 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"
[v] make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"
[v] make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
[v] prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
[v] organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course", etc.
[v] reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made the plane"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
[v] reach in time; "We barely made the plane"
[v] reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"
[v] proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest"
[v] head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
[v] appear to begin an activity; "He made to speak but said nothing i the end"; "She made a if to say hello to us"
[v] 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"
[v] achieve a point or goal, as in a sport; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
[v] charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
[v] engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution"
[v] carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas"
[v] form by assembling individuals or constituents; "Make a quorum"; "The branches made a roof"
[v] constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man"
[v] to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
[v] amount to; "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"
[v] be or be capable of being changed or made into; "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father"
[v] add up to; "four and four make eight"
[v] be suitable for; "Wood makes good furniture"
[v] undergo fabrication or creation; "This wool makes into a nice sweater"

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Antonyms

break, undo, unmake