make of

verb(tr, preposition)
  1. to interpret as the meaning of: what do you make of this news?

  2. to produce or construct from: houses made of brick

  1. make little of or make nothing of

    • not to understand

    • to attribute little or no importance to

    • to gain little or no benefit from

  2. make much of or make a lot of

    • (used with a negative) to make sense of: he couldn't make much of her babble

    • to give importance to

    • to gain benefit from

    • to pay flattering attention to: the reporters made much of the film star

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How to use make of in a sentence

  • He waved a hand abruptly and then made a gesture—such as an ascetic might make-of reflection, of submission.

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