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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmakemake1 /meɪk/ ●●● S1 W1 verb (past tense and past participle made /meɪd/) 🔊 🔊 1 produce [transitive]MAKE to produce something, for example by putting the different parts of it together 🔊 I’m going to show you how to make a box for your tools. 🔊 A family of mice had made their nest in the roof. 🔊 She made her own wedding dress. 🔊 The company has been making quality furniture for over 200 years. 🔊 They met while they were making a film. 🔊 Make a list of all the things you need.make somebody something 🔊 He made her a toy horse, using just some straw and bamboo twigs.be made from something 🔊 Paper is made from wood.be made (out) of something 🔊 a shirt made of silkmake something from/out of something 🔊 She’s very good at making things from old scraps of material.Japanese-made/English-made etc (=produced in Japan etc) make the bed at bed1(1)2 do [transitive]DO used with some nouns to say that someone does something 🔊 Anyone can make a mistake. 🔊 I can’t make a decision just yet. 🔊 I need to make a quick phone call. 🔊 You could have made more effort to talk to him. 🔊 He made no attempt to apologize. 🔊 Could I make a suggestion? 🔊 There are a few points I’d like to make. 🔊 The police were called but no arrests were made. 🔊 I suppose we should make a start on cleaning this room. 🔊 Stop making such a fuss!3 cook [transitive] to cook or prepare food or drink 🔊 When was the last time you made a cake? 🔊 John was making breakfast in the kitchen. 🔊 Who’s going to make the tea?make somebody something 🔊 I’ll make you some sandwiches.see thesaurus at cook4 cause [transitive]CAUSE to cause something to happen, or cause a particular state or condition 🔊 Its beautiful beaches make this a highly popular area with tourists. 🔊 It was this movie which made him a star. 🔊 His attitude made him very unpopular with colleagues. 🔊 The photo makes her look much older than she really is.make somebody/something do something 🔊 I like him because he makes me laugh.make something difficult/easy/possible etc 🔊 The use of computers has made it possible for more people to work from home.make something the best/worst/most expensive etc 🔊 Over 80,000 people attended, making it the biggest sporting event in the area. 🔊 The president has made it clear that he is not going to change his mind.RegisterIn written English, people often use cause somebody to do something rather than make somebody do something, as it sounds more formal:His attitude caused him to be unpopular with colleagues.5 force [transitive]FORCE somebody TO DO something to force someone to do somethingmake somebody do something 🔊 My parents always make me do my homework before I go out.be made to do something 🔊 I was made to wait four hours before I was examined by a doctor.see thesaurus at force6 mark/hole etc [transitive]CAUSE to cause a mark, hole etc to appearmake a hole/dent/mark etc 🔊 Make a hole in the paper. 🔊 The cup has made a mark on the table.7 make it8 make the meeting/the party/Tuesday etc9 achieve something [transitive]SUCCEED IN DOING something to succeed in achieving a particular position, rate etc 🔊 He was never good enough to make the team. 🔊 I don’t think we’ll make the deadline.10 get money [transitive]EARN to earn or get money 🔊 The plan could cost you more than you would make. 🔊 They made a profit of £140 million. 🔊 His one aim in life was to make money. 🔊 She hopes to make a living (=earn the money she needs to live) from writing children’s books. 🔊 He’s made a fortune (=earned a lot of money) selling computers on the Internet.make something out of something 🔊 How easy is it to make money out of gardening?see thesaurus at earn11 have a quality [linking verb]SUITABLE to have the qualities that are necessary for a particular job, use, or purposemake noun 🔊 I’m sure you will make a very good teacher. 🔊 The hall would make an ideal venue for a wedding reception. 🔊 An old cardboard box makes a comfortable bed for a kitten.GRAMMAR: Linking verbsMake is a linking verb in this meaning. It links the subject of the sentence with an adjective and noun: You’ll make a wonderful father.The leaves make a pretty table decoration. 12 make it/that something13 make do14 make yourself heard/understood/known etc15 be a total [linking verb]TOTAL to be a particular amount when added together 🔊 Two and two make four. 🔊 There are nine people coming, plus me, which makes ten.16 calculate [transitive]COUNT/CALCULATE used to say what you have calculated a number to be 🔊 I make that $150 altogether.17 sports score [transitive] to achieve a particular score in a sports game 🔊 Surrey had made 92 by lunchtime.18 make somebody captain/leader etc19 make believe20 make like21 make as if to do something22 arrive [transitive] old-fashionedARRIVE to arrive at or get to a particular place, especially when it is difficult 🔊 I don’t think we’re going to make the town before nightfall.23 make the papers/headlines/front page etc24 make or break25 that makes two of us26 make something perfect [transitive] informalPERFECT to make something complete or successful 🔊 The hat makes the outfit.27 make it with somebody made, → make somebody’s day at day(19), → make friends at friend1(3), → make good at good1(35), → make sense at sense1(5)GRAMMAR: Comparisonbe made ofYou use this when saying which material is used to make something. The material has not been changed and can still be recognized: The table is made of wood.The ring was made of solid gold. be made fromYou use this especially when the materials used to make something have been completely changed and cannot be recognized: The drink is made from cherries.Cheese is made from milk. Don’t say: made by cherries | made by milkbe made byYou use this when saying who makes something: The pots are made by local craftsmen.You also use this when saying how something is made: Tar is made by heating coal to a high temperature.THESAURUSmake used about things you make yourself, or things that are made in a factoryDiane makes all her own clothes.My camera was made in China.produce to make something in large quantities to be sold, or to make something as the result of a natural processThe factory produces high-quality steel.Japan produces some of the most advanced mobile phones.The pancreas is a gland in your body which produces hormones.create to make something new and originalTarantino created a whole new style of films. Many companies invest a lot of money in creating new products.Potter was famous for creating characters such as ‘Peter Rabbit’.This technique is used to create images of beautiful forests.manufacture to make machines, cars, equipment etc in factoriesThe company manufactures aircraft parts.mass-produce to make very large quantities of something in a factoryThey developed a way to mass-produce the drug.develop to design and make something new over a period of timeIn 1962, Enders developed an effective vaccine against measles.The company is developing new anti-virus software.form to make something as the result of a natural process or chemical reactionHydrogen and oxygen combine to form water.The research will help us understand how planets are formed.generate to make something such as heat, electricity, or powerWind can be used to generate electricity. make away with somebody/something make for something make somebody/something into something make something of somebody/something make off make off with something make out make something out of somebody/something make something/somebody ↔ over make towards something make up make up for something make up to somebody→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
makeDon't they make a cute couple?Cooper's going to make a good doctor one day.He'll make a good father.Ella makes a lot of money.Diane makes all her own clothes.Archie doesn't even make an effort to help out around the house.Carol's making carrot cake for dessert.He ran 30 yards to make his second touchdown of the quarter.a car made in Japan"How much do I owe you for the meal?'' "I make it $10.50.''He was starting to wonder if he would ever make it in the Major Leagues.Children with the disease rarely make it past their tenth birthday.At school the other kids always made jokes about my name.a bag made of leatherBritish Telecom made over $3 billion last year.Did you make that dress yourself?Engineers have been working throughout the night to make the bridge safe.For me, the trip to Caracas made the holiday.He could make things very difficult for us.He made two small holes in the wood.make something from/out of somethingBoris Yeltsin made a career out of bashing the bureaucrats and railing against privilege as Moscow party boss in the late 1980s.She was making money out of it both ways.You had your own reasons for making the call, and why not make a joke out of it?The movie is less than a miracle, but it made a believer out of me.To make two worlds out of one is, quite literally, to tear it apart.He made music out of that hood, the rest of us watching and sipping, digging it.Few could make sense out of the tragedy brought on the community by a balding middle-aged man.made it clearHe made it clear he could never acknowledge my existence to his family and I didn't expect him to.Richard G.. Lugar of Indiana, who has made it clear he will vote for Lake.We also made it clear that both dose and frequency should be adjusted as dictated by serum concentrations.Numerous court cases have made it clear there are limits to free speech.be made to do somethingNo effort was made to ascertain if others were involved.They are made to be drunk at one sitting.An attempt was made to blow up a police chief.Likewise arrangements should be made to ensure that supplementary information will be available where required.As long as no one is inflicting harm on anyone else, why should they be made to feel guilty for a little self-indulgence?Arrangements were made to obtain contributions from employers of casual labour who might have more than one employer in any week.Every effort is made to provide each student with an informed pathway of study through the successive levels of a course.Both systems can be made to work.make a hole/dent/mark etcA party conference is a natural stamping ground for those who have barely four days in which to make a mark.Among most it has barely made a dent.Her career was what was important, her independence, her self-worth, making a mark.She thought it dry, and it was, but she could not make a dent in the downpour itself.The commission had barely begun to make a dent in the problem.They talked through their own intercom system, and the assistant made marks on the map with a grease pencil.He had made Mark's life a misery, been instrumental in his death.make something out of somethingBoris Yeltsin made a career out of bashing the bureaucrats and railing against privilege as Moscow party boss in the late 1980s.Make me get out of bed and come and let you in and light a light.And aye people made something out of it.The movie is less than a miracle, but it made a believer out of me.If a man could tell the difference between the two parties he would make a sucker out of Solomon for wisdom.Engineers are better than other folks at making meaning out of the shards of facts and statistics.Building societies make up 18 out of the top 20 performers, which is further proof of the benefits of mutuality.You can make some bookcases out of those crates.That night I sat with my neighbour trying to make sense out of what had happened.
makemake2 ●●○ noun 🔊 🔊 1 TYPE[countable] the name of a particular product or of the company that makes it 🔊 What make is your car?make of 🔊 It’s one of the most popular makes of satellite phone on the market.2 be on the make
Examples from the Corpus
makeTo my knowledge there are currently four different makes of locator available.Mention the missile but not the make.Not poverty beaten down, poverty rather on the make, without being clever enough to make it."What make of car was she driving?" "A Mercedes."make ofThey use a different make of computer.Tom could see that McCarron didn't know what to make of the information.Have you read Dawson's letter? What do you make of it?
From Longman Business Dictionarymakemake1 /meɪk/ verb (past tense and past participle made /meɪd/, present participle making)1[transitive]MANUFACTURING to produce something by working or by using industrial processesThe company makes and sells pumps and motors.a label on the toy read ‘ made in Taiwan’2to earn or get moneyThe purpose of this business is to make money.He expects to make $100,000 this year.3make a living (doing something) to earn the money you need to liveHe makes a good living selling used cars.4make a profit/lossCOMMERCEFINANCEACCOUNTING to make more or less money than you spendThe company made a pretax profit of £309,000.5make a marketFINANCE if a financial institution makes a market in particular shares etc, it has them available for people and organizations to buy at all timesThe company said it would no longer make a market in government securities. see also marketmaker6make good if you make good on a promise or loan, you do what you promised or give back money that is owedHow does Honda plan to make good its pledge?make good onPirelli intends to make good on any trading losses by its allies.7make it (big) to be successful in a particular activity or businessThis is a tough business, but I hope you make it.He failed in his efforts to make it big in Los Angeles.8make or break to cause either great success or complete failureThey were well aware that large scale investment would make or break the company.This is a make-or-break year for us. make out make something → over make up something→ See Verb tablemakemake2 noun [countable]1MARKETINGa particular name for a product made by a particular company SYN BRANDThe goods were the manufacturer’s own make.make ofIts devices can work with many different makes of computer.2be on the make informal to be always trying to get an advantage for yourself
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Verb table
make
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymake
he, she, itmakes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymade
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave made
he, she, ithas made
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad made
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill make
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have made
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam making
he, she, itis making
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you, we, theyare making
Past
I, he, she, itwas making
you, we, theywere making
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been making
he, she, ithas been making
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been making
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be making
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been making
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