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      vb  
1    assemble, build, compose, constitute, construct, create, fabricate, fashion, forge, form, frame, manufacture, mould, originate, produce, put together, shape, synthesize  
2    accomplish, beget, bring about, cause, create, effect, engender, generate, give rise to, lead to, occasion, produce  
3    cause, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, drive, force, impel, induce, oblige, press, pressurize, prevail upon, railroad     (informal)   require  
4    appoint, assign, create, designate, elect, install, invest, nominate, ordain  
5    draw up, enact, establish, fix, form, frame, pass  
6    add up to, amount to, compose, constitute, embody, form, represent  
7    act, carry out, do, effect, engage in, execute, perform, practise, prosecute  
8    calculate, estimate, gauge, judge, reckon, suppose, think  
9    acquire, clear, earn, gain, get, net, obtain, realize, secure, take in, win  
10    arrive at, arrive in time for, attain, catch, get to, meet, reach  
11    make it        (informal)   arrive     (informal)   be successful, come through, crack it     (informal)   cut it     (informal)   get on, get somewhere, prosper, pull through, succeed, survive  
      n  
12    brand, build, character, composition, constitution, construction, cut, designation, form, kind, make-up, mark, model, shape, sort, structure, style, type, variety  
13    cast of mind, character, disposition, frame of mind, humour, kidney, make-up, nature, stamp, temper, temperament  


make as if      , though  
act as if or though, affect, feign, feint, give the impression that, make a show of, pretend  
make away  
1    abscond, beat a hasty retreat, clear out     (informal)   cut and run     (informal)   decamp, depart, do a runner     (slang)   flee, fly, fly the coop     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   hook it     (slang)   make off, run away or off, run for it     (informal)   scoot, skedaddle     (informal)   slope off, take a powder     (U.S. & Canad. slang)   take it on the lam     (U.S. & Canad. slang)   take to one's heels  
2      (with)       with   abduct, cabbage     (Brit. slang)   carry off, cart off     (slang)   filch, kidnap, knock off     (slang)   make off with, nab     (informal)   nick     (slang, chiefly Brit.)   pilfer, pinch     (informal)   purloin, steal, swipe     (slang)  
3      (with)       with   blow away     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   bump off     (slang)   destroy, dispose of, do away with, do in     (slang)   eliminate, get rid of, kill, murder, rub out     (U.S. slang)  
make-believe  
1   
      n   charade, dream, fantasy, imagination, play-acting, pretence, unreality  
2   
      adj   dream, fantasized, fantasy, imaginary, imagined, made-up, mock, pretend, pretended, sham, unreal  
  
Antonyms     
,       n   actuality, fact, reality, truthfulness  
      adj   authentic, genuine, real, unfeigned  
make believe     
act as if or though, dream, enact, fantasize, imagine, play, play-act, pretend  
make do     
cope, get along or by, improvise, manage, muddle through, scrape along or by  
make for  
1    aim for, be bound for, head for or towards, proceed towards, steer (a course) for  
2    assail, assault, attack, fall on, fly at, go for, have a go at     (informal)   lunge at, set upon  
3    be conducive to, conduce to, contribute to, facilitate, favour, promote  
make off  
1    abscond, beat a hasty retreat, bolt, clear out     (informal)   cut and run     (informal)   decamp, do a runner     (slang)   flee, fly, fly the coop     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   hook it     (slang)   make away, run away or off, run for it     (informal)   skedaddle     (informal)   slope off, take a powder     (U.S. & Canad. slang)   take it on the lam     (U.S. & Canad. slang)   take to one's heels  
2      (with)       with   abduct, cabbage     (Brit. slang)   carry off, cart off     (slang)   filch, kidnap, knock off     (slang)   make away with, nab     (informal)   nick     (slang, chiefly Brit.)   pilfer, pinch     (informal)   purloin, run away or off with, steal, swipe     (slang)  
make out  
1    descry, detect, discern, discover, distinguish, espy, perceive, recognize, see  
2    comprehend, decipher, fathom, follow, grasp, perceive, realize, see, suss (out)     (slang)   understand, work out  
3    complete, draw up, fill in or out, inscribe, write (out)  
4    demonstrate, describe, prove, represent, show  
5    assert, claim, let on, make as if or though, pretend  
6    fare, get on, manage, prosper, succeed, thrive  
make-up  
1    cosmetics, face     (informal)   greasepaint     (Theatre)   maquillage, paint     (informal)   powder, war paint     (informal, humorous)  
2    arrangement, assembly, composition, configuration, constitution, construction, form, format, formation, organization, structure  
3    build, cast of mind, character, constitution, disposition, figure, frame of mind, make, nature, stamp, temper, temperament  
make up  
1    compose, comprise, constitute, form  
2    coin, compose, concoct, construct, cook up     (informal)   create, devise, dream up, fabricate, formulate, frame, hatch, invent, manufacture, originate, trump up, write  
3    complete, fill, meet, supply  
4      (with)       for   atone, balance, compensate, make amends, offset, recompense, redeem, redress, requite  
5    bury the hatchet, call it quits, come to terms, compose, forgive and forget, make peace, mend, reconcile, settle, shake hands  
6    make up one's mind      choose, come to a decision, decide, determine, make a decision, reach a decision, resolve, settle  
7    make up to        (informal)   chat up     (informal)   court, curry favour with, flirt with, make overtures to, woo  
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Thesaurus
exp.
make a sensational announcement
[Fig.] E.g.: Today's newspapers dropped a bomb about the President's past.
v.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
exp.
the impossibility to make a good quality product using bad quality materials
nnpl.
to make a hole in ground, with a spade for example
n.
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
n.
remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute
v.
make something succeed strongly and rapidly
n.
oeil pour oeil, dent pour dent
n.
à pain dur, dent aiguë
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
exp.
fais un pont d'or à ton ennemi qui fuit
n.
ce n'est pas en battant ton âne que tu en feras un cheval
exp.
homme sans argent est un loup sans dent
culture générale homme sans argent est dépourvu de moyens d'action et de subsistance
exp.
deliberately make things difficult for someone; sabotage
n.
faites une mauvaise réputation à un chien, et pendez-le
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