Idioms for make

Origin of make

1
before 900; Middle English maken, Old English macian; cognate with Low German, Dutch maken, German machen

OTHER WORDS FROM make

mak·a·ble, adjective

synonym study for make

1. Make, construct, manufacture mean to produce, to put into definite form, or to put parts together to make a whole. Make is the general term: Bees make wax. Construct, more formal, means to put parts together, usually according to a plan or design: to construct a building. Manufacture usually refers to producing something from material that requires conversion from one state or condition to another, now almost entirely by means of machinery in a relatively complex process: to manufacture automobiles by the assembly of different parts. The term is also often used contemptuously of unimaginative or hackneyed works of art with the implication that the work was produced mechanically, and is used abstractly with the idea of denying genuineness: to manufacture an excuse.
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British Dictionary definitions for make for (1 of 3)

make for

verb (intr, preposition)

to head towards, esp in haste
to prepare to attack
to help to bring aboutyour cooperation will make for the success of our project

British Dictionary definitions for make for (2 of 3)

make1
/ (meɪk) /

verb makes, making or made (mainly tr)

noun

Derived forms of make

makable, adjective

Word Origin for make

Old English macian; related to Old Frisian makia to construct, Dutch maken, German machen to make

British Dictionary definitions for make for (3 of 3)

make2
/ (meɪk) /

noun archaic

a peer or consort
a mate or spouse

Derived forms of make

makeless, adjective

Word Origin for make

Old English gemaca mate; related to match 1
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Idioms and Phrases with make for (1 of 2)

make for

1

Have or cause to have a particular effect; also, help promote or further. For example, That letter of yours will make for hard feelings in the family, or This system makes for better communication. [Early 1500s]

2

Go toward, as in They turned around and made for home. This usage originated in the late 1500s, but was not widely used until the 1800s. Also see made for.

Idioms and Phrases with make for (2 of 2)

make

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