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make (some) sense of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmake (some) sense of somethingmake (some) sense of somethingUNDERSTANDto understand something, especially something difficult or complicated Can you make any sense of this article? sense
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make (some) sense of somethingHow can human beings in normal conversation makes sense of 5,000 words an hour of confusing, semi-organized information?We do advise you to dig out the manual that came with your modem to help make sense of the relevant commands.Both writing and speech require context to make sense of what might formally be ambiguous.No wonder the new managers found it difficult to make sense of and define their new role.It is not easy to make sense of the maze of facts and figures concerning the settlements.This often happens when independent organizations seek to make sense of different providers offering the same service.Evelyn stretched out on her back and stared into the dark, trying to make sense of the day's events.They were arriving in their World Humanities class unable to make sense of a literary text.
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