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British pronunciation/mˈe‌ɪk/
American pronunciation/ˈmeɪk/
to make
[past form: made]
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to form, produce, or prepare something, by putting parts together or by combining materials

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1.1

to compose, formulate, or prepare something abstract or written

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The playwright has made several plays that have been well-received by audiences.
The filmmaker has made a documentary highlighting environmental challenges.
The poet spent hours to make a heartfelt poem for her friend's birthday.
Engineers collaborated to make a detailed blueprint for the construction of the bridge.
The musician is set to make a new album this year.
1.2

to prepare or cook something

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The classic American pie is made of a flaky crust and a delicious fruit filling.
He made sandwiches for everyone at the picnic.
The famous dish paella is made of rice, saffron, and a variety of seafood or meat.
The chef will make a delicious pasta dish using fresh ingredients.
The children are excited to make their own pizzas at the cooking class.
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to lead to a certain outcome, whether intentionally or unintentionally

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to cause someone or something to display or possess a specific quality, emotion, or state

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Hard work can make dreams become a reality.
Their hard work and dedication made the project successful.
The cheerful music made the atmosphere more lively.
The beautiful scenery makes the place serene and peaceful.
His encouraging words made the team more confident.
2.2

to contribute significantly to the completeness or success of someone or something

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A strong thesis statement can make an essay.
The final touch of accessories can make the outfit.
A carefully chosen selection of spices can make a dish.
Landing a leading role in a blockbuster film could make an actor's career.
2.3

to force someone or something to do something

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His commitment to the job made him sacrifice personal time.
Financial difficulties made them cut down on unnecessary expenses.
The strict deadline made the team work late into the night.
The bad weather made us cancel our outdoor plans.
A lack of resources made the organization struggle to meet its goals.
2.4

to choose or appoint someone to a specific position or role

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The team unanimously made her captain for the upcoming season.
The voters made him the mayor of the city in the recent election.
The coach decided to make him the captain of the football team.
The committee decided to make him the chairman due to his experience and leadership skills.
The organization made her the spokesperson for the new campaign.
2.5

to represent someone or something in a particular way

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The caricaturist made my smile too exaggerated in the cartoon.
The director made the villain in the movie exceptionally menacing.
The journalist wanted to make the interviewee's perspective clear to the readers.
During the presentation, the speaker tried to make the complex information more accessible to the audience.
The artist tried to make the landscape look serene and peaceful in her painting.
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to gain or earn money, as by doing business

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to arrive at a place or event

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(dummy verb) to perform an action that is specified by a noun

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to suit the requirements or characteristics of something particular

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to add up to a specific quantity or total

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to guess or calculate a specific value or result

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to try to persuade a particular person to consent to have sexual intercourse with one

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(in bridge, whist, or other similar card games) to successfully fulfill their contract by taking the required number of tricks

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to achieve a specific score or result in a sports game

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to succeed in reaching a particular status, position, or achievement

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to count to a particular total

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to perform or act in a movie, play, or similar production

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to cause someone do something particular

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to produce a visible effect by breaking, tearing, hitting, or removing material

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to turn into a particular type of person or thing

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to feature in a publication or news coverage

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(in sports) to successfully accomplish a specific action

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to form or constitute a pair or group with a particular characteristic or quality

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to appear to start an action

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to act or behave in a particular manner

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to decide specific arrangement or time

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to cause something or someone to be changed in a specified way

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to mix up a deck of cards thoroughly before dealing them in a card game

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to change or shape something to transform it into something else

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to act like something or someone

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to consider someone or something in a particular way

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to translate a text from one language into another

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to close doors, windows, or entrances

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(of the tide) to start coming in or going out

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Make
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the act of mixing cards haphazardly

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the manufacturer or brand of a vehicle

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The factory workers make thousands of cars every month.
The carpenter can make custom furniture based on your design preferences.
Handcrafted candles are made of high-quality beeswax or soy wax.
The dress was made of silk, adorned with intricate embroidery.
The students will make a model of the solar system for the science fair.
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