- to cause to be as if never made; reduce to the original elements or condition; undo; destroy.
- to depose from office or authority; demote in rank.
- to change the essential point of (a book, play, etc.).
- to alter the opinion of (one's mind).
- to change or alter the character of.
Origin of unmake
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Examples from the Web for unmake
The economic meltdown that made him now threatens to unmake him.Divider in Chief
August 20, 2009
The American, once having made them citizens, cannot unmake them.American Notes
The restoration of the Bourbons, the Revolutions of 1830 and 1848, make and unmake romantics.The American Mind
You are going to be able to make and unmake men as you choose.The Market-Place
If we build up this throne, he who sits on it is our viceroy; we have made, and can unmake him.'Gerald Fitzgerald
Charles James Lever
We cannot, if we would, unmake the history of the last ten years.
- to undo or destroy
- to depose from office, rank, or authority
- to alter the nature of
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