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make

  

      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  
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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
nnpl.
to make a hole in ground, with a spade for example
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
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)
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
adv.
very quickly; right now; in a big hurry
[UK][Slang] You should get out quick sticks if you don't want him to see you.
exp.
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
exp.
to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
n.
remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute
exp.
the impossibility to make a good quality product using bad quality materials
exp.
[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job
adj.
name given to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913
n.
very large collection of digital data, whose analysis allows to predict patterns and behaviours through inductive reasoning
[Tech.] big data can be applied to behavioural retargeting in marketing, but also to predict epidemies through Google searches or analysing DNA
v.
make something succeed strongly and rapidly
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.
deliberately make things difficult for someone; sabotage
n.
person who is a specialist of make-up and who applies makeup in a professional manner
n.
a broad difference in values and attitudes between one and another especially between parents and their children
n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
n.
hin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly
v.
to recycle somethiing and make it into something more upmarket
a necklace made of upcycled plastic bags
n.
a group of people who decide to meet and make purchases at a local business. The aim is both to support it and to meet up with the community.
Inspired by the phenomenon of flash mobs, which refers to groups of people mobilized by social media to perform entertaining or unusual acts in public, such as choreographies
n.
one of several parts that together make up a whole machines, system etc.
A component that is vital for my life is a computer because i use it everyday to do homework and email.
exp.
If there is very little or no possibility of that happening . . . Will Susan make you laugh? Fat chance.
v.
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
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