- makemake1 [māk]vt.made, making [ME maken < OE macian, akin to Ger machen < IE base * maĝ-, to knead, press, stretch > MASON, Gr magis, kneaded mass, paste, dough, mageus, kneader]1. to bring into being; specif.,a) to form by shaping or putting parts or ingredients together, physically or mentally; build, construct, fabricate, fashion, create, compose, devise, formulate, etc.b) to fit or destine, as if by fashioning [they were made for each other]c) to cause; bring about; produce [to make corrections]d) to bring together materials for and start [to make a fire]e) to cause to be available; provide [to make change, to make room]f) to present for consideration [to make a suggestion]2. to bring into a specified condition; specif.,a) to cause to be or become; specif., to elect or appoint [make her director]b) to cause to seem [the portrait makes him an old man]: sometimes used reflexively [make yourself comfortable]3. to prepare by arranging the sheets, blankets, etc.: said of a bed4.a) to amount to; form as a total [two pints make a quart]b) to count as; constitute [this makes his fifth novel]5. to turn out to be; have, or prove to have, the essential qualities of [to make a fine leader]6. to set up; establish [to make rules]7.a) to get or acquire, as by one's behavior [to make friends]b) to get by earning, investing, etc. [to make a fortune]8. to cause the success of [that venture made her]9. to understand or regard as the meaning (of) [what do you make of the poem?]10. to estimate to be; regard as [I make the distance about 500 miles]11.a) to do or perform (a specified action); execute; accomplish [to make a quick turn]b) to engage in; carry on [to make war]12. to deliver (a speech) or utter (remarks, etc.)13. to cause or force: followed by an infinitive without to [make the machine work, make him behave]14.a) to arrive at; reach [the ship made port]b) to arrive at in time [to make a train]15. to go or travel; traverse [to make 500 miles the first day, to make 90 miles an hour]16. Informal to succeed in getting membership in, a position on, the status of, recognition in, etc. [to make the team, to make the headlines ]☆ 17. Slang to succeed in becoming the lover of; seduce18. Slang to identify or recognize19. Slang to induct, for one's lifetime, into the Mafia: usually used as a participial adj. [a made man]20. Archaic to shut (a door) tight21. Card Gamesa) to win (tricks) or fulfill (one's bid)b) to take a trick with (a specified card)c) to shuffle (the cards)22. Elec. to close (a circuit); effect (a contact)23. Games to score; get as a score24. Law to perform, execute, or sign (a legal document)vi.1. to start (to do something) [she made to go]2. to tend, extend, or point (to, toward, etc.)3. to behave in a specified manner: with a following adjective [make bold, make merry, etc.]4. to cause something to be in a specified condition [make ready, make fast, etc.]5. to increase in depth or volume; rise or accumulate, as tide, snow, water in a ship, etc.6. to mature: said of hay, etc.n.1. the act or process of making; esp., manufacture2. the amount made; output, esp. of manufacture3. the way in which something is made; style; build4. type, sort, or brand: with reference to the maker or the place, time, etc. of making [a foreign make of car]5. disposition; character; nature [a man of this make]6. Slang the act or process of identifying a person, taking fingerprints, etc. in police work [run a make on the suspect]7. Elec. the closing of a circuit by making contact Make is widely and variously used in idiomatic phrases, many of which are entered in this dictionary under the key word, as make fun of, make the grade and make hay——————make an ass of or make a fool ofto cause to seem a fool (or an ass, etc.)——————make afterto chase or follow——————make a meal on or make a meal ofto eat as a meal——————make as if or make as as thoughto behave as if——————make away with1. to steal2. to get rid of3. to eat all of4. to kill——————make believeto pretend; act a part——————make doto get along, or manage, with what is available——————make for1. to head for; go toward2. to charge at; attack3. to tend toward; help effect——————☆ make good1. to give or do something as a substitute for; repay or replace2. to fulfill3. to succeed in doing; accomplish4. to be successful5. to prove——————make it1. Informal to do or achieve a certain thing☆ 2. Slang to have sexual intercourse ( with)——————☆ make likeSlang to imitate; impersonate——————make offto go away; run away——————make off withto steal——————make or breakto cause the success or failure of——————make out1. to see or hear with some difficulty but clearly enough to understand2. to understand3. to write out4. to fill out (as a blank form)5. to show or prove to be6. to try to show, affirm, or imply to be7. to succeed; get along☆ 8. Slanga) to kiss and caress as loversb) to have sexual intercourse——————make over1. to change; renovate2. to transfer the ownership of by or as by signing a legal document3. Informal to be demonstrative toward or about——————☆ make someone's daySlang to give pleasure that will be the high point of someone's day——————make something of1. to find a use for2. to treat as of great importance☆ 3. Informal to make an issue of——————make up1. to put together; compose; compound2. to form; constitute3. to invent; create4. to complete by providing what is lacking5. to compensate (for)6. to arrange7.a) to become friendly again after a disagreement or quarrelb) to settle (an argument or differences) in a friendly manner8.a) to put on what is required for a role in a play, as a costume, wig, greasepaint, rouge, powder, etc.b) to put cosmetics on9. to resolve or decide (one's mind)10. to select and arrange type, illustrations, etc. for (a book, magazine, page, etc.)☆ 11. Educ. to take again (an examination or course that one has failed) or to take (an examination that one has missed)——————make up toto flatter, or try to be agreeable to, in order to become friendly or intimate with——————make with Slang1. to use, or do something with, in the way indicated or implied2. to produce or supply [to make with the jokes]——————☆ on the make1. Informal trying to succeed financially, socially, etc., esp. in an aggressive way2. Slang seeking a lover——————put the make onSlang to make sexual advances tomakableadj.SYN.- MAKE2 is the general term meaning to bring into being and may imply a producing of something physically or mentally; FORM suggests a definite contour, structure, or design in the thing made; SHAPE suggests the imparting of a specific form as by molding, cutting, hammering, etc.; FASHION implies inventiveness, cleverness of design, the use of skill, etc.; CONSTRUCT implies a putting of parts together systematically according to some design; MANUFACTURE implies a producing from raw materials, now especially by machinery and on a large scale; FABRICATE implies a building or manufacturing, often by assembling standardized parts, and, in extended use, connotes fictitious inventionmake2 [māk]n.[ME < OE gemaca (akin to Ger gemach, fitting, suitable) < base of macian: see MAKE1] Archaic1. an equal; peer2. a mate, companion, or spouse
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.