Synonyms of make in English:

make


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verb

1‘he makes model steam engines’

SYNONYMS
construct, build, assemble, put together, manufacture, produce, fabricate, create, form, fashion, model, mould, shape, forge, bring into existence
ANTONYMS

destroy

2‘she made me drink it’

SYNONYMS
force, compel, coerce, press, drive, pressure, pressurize, oblige, require
have someone do something, prevail on, dragoon, bludgeon, strong-arm, impel, constrain, urge, will, steamroller, browbeat, intimidate, use strong-arm tactics on, bully, hector, blackmail
informal railroad, bulldoze, put the heat on, put the screws on, tighten the screw on, tighten the screws on, turn the screw on, turn the screws on

3‘don't make such a noise’

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cause, create, give rise to, produce, bring about, generate, engender, occasion, effect, set up, establish, institute, found, develop, originate, frame
literary beget

4‘she pirouetted and made a little bow’

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perform, execute, give, do, accomplish, achieve, bring off, carry out, effect, practise, engage in, commit, act, prosecute

5‘they made him chairman’

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appoint, designate, name, nominate, select, elect, vote in, install, place, post
induct, institute, invest, ordain, assign, cast as
detail, draft, engage, hire, employ, recruit, retain, enrol, enlist, sign up

6‘I've made a will and left you everything’

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formulate, frame, draw up, devise, make out, prepare, compile, compose, put together
draft, write, pen, produce

7‘I'm sorry, I've made a mistake’

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perpetrate, commit, be responsible for, be guilty of, be to blame for
blunder, err, trip up, put a foot wrong, nod, miscalculate
informal slip up, bloop, make a boo-boo, blow it, foul up, goof, goof up
British informal boob, drop a clanger
North American informal screw up, drop the ball

8‘he had a great talent for making money’

SYNONYMS
acquire, obtain, gain, get, realize, secure, win, earn
gross, fetch, bring in, take, take in
take home, pocket, net, clear
ANTONYMS

lose

9‘he made lunch for us all’

SYNONYMS
prepare, get ready, put together, concoct, cook, dish up, throw together, whip up, brew
British informal mash
Northern English mast
North American informal fix

10‘parliament makes laws’

SYNONYMS
formulate, draw up, write, frame, draft, form, enact, pass, lay down, establish, institute, found, originate
ANTONYMS

repeal

11‘that makes £100’

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add up to, amount to, come to, total, count as
British tot up to

12‘what do you make the total?’

SYNONYMS
compute, calculate, work out
estimate, count up, determine, gauge, reckon, put a figure on, give a figure to, forecast, predict

13‘what do you make of him?’

SYNONYMS
think about, think of
appraise, evaluate, assess, size up, adjudge, look on, view, regard, consider, judge, deem
figure, figure out, value, rate, think, sum up, weigh up

14‘we've got to make a decision’

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reach, come to, settle on, determine on, conclude, establish, seal

15‘I've been asked to make a speech’

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utter, give, deliver, give voice to, enunciate, recite, pronounce

16‘he'll make a great leader’

SYNONYMS
be, act as, serve as, function as, constitute, perform the function of, do duty for, play the part of, represent, embody, form

17‘he'll make the first eleven’

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gain a place in, get into, gain access to, enter
achieve, attain

18‘he believed he could still make the night train’

SYNONYMS
catch, get, arrive in time for, be in time for, arrive at, reach
get to
ANTONYMS

miss


noun

1‘a different make of car’

SYNONYMS
brand, marque, model, mark, sort, type, kind, variety, style, label

2‘a man of a different make from his brother’

SYNONYMS
character, nature, temperament, temper, disposition, cast of mind, turn of mind, humour, make-up, kidney, mould, stamp

Phrases

    make something up

    1‘women make up 56 per cent of the student body’


    SYNONYMS
    comprise, form, compose, constitute, account for

    2‘he brought a friend with him to make up a foursome’


    SYNONYMS
    complete, round off, finish

    3‘the pharmacist made up the prescription’


    SYNONYMS
    prepare, mix, concoct, put together

    4‘I'll have to make up an excuse’


    SYNONYMS
    invent, fabricate, concoct, dream up, think up, hatch, trump up
    devise, manufacture, formulate, frame, construct, coin
    informal cook up

    5‘she made up her face carefully’


    SYNONYMS
    apply cosmetics to, apply make-up to, powder, rouge
    informal put on one's face, do one's face, paint one's face, tart oneself up, do oneself up, apply one's warpaint, doll oneself up
    make out

    1‘how did you make out?’


    SYNONYMS
    get on, get along, fare, do, proceed, go, progress, manage, survive, cope, get by

    2‘they were making out on the sofa’


    SYNONYMS
    kiss and cuddle, caress, French kiss, pet, engage in heavy petting
    make love, have sex, have sexual intercourse
    informal canoodle, neck, smooch
    British informal snog, bonk, do it, make whoopee, get one's oats
    North American informal get it on
    vulgar slang fuck, screw, hump, do the business, have it away, have it off
    British vulgar slang roger
    informal, dated spoon, couple
    formal copulate, fornicate
    make it

    1‘he never really made it as a doctor’


    SYNONYMS
    succeed, be successful, prosper, distinguish oneself, be a success, get ahead, make good
    informal make the grade, arrive, crack it, cut it, find a place in the sun

    2‘she's very ill—is she going to make it?’


    SYNONYMS
    survive, come through, pull through, get better, recover, rally, recuperate
    make up for

    1‘she tried to make up for what she'd said earlier’


    SYNONYMS
    atone for, make amends for, compensate for, make recompense for, make reparation for, make redress for, make restitution for, expiate
    formal requite

    2‘hard work can more than make up for a lack of intellectual brilliance’


    SYNONYMS
    offset, counterbalance, counterweigh, counteract, compensate for
    balance, neutralize, cancel out, even up, redeem
    make something over to someone

    ‘he made over the whole property to his son’


    SYNONYMS
    transfer, sign over, turn over, hand over, hand on, give, hand down, leave, bequeath, bestow, pass on, devolve, transmit, cede, deliver, assign, consign, convey, entrust
    make as if

    ‘he made as if to run away’


    SYNONYMS
    feign, pretend, give the impression, make a pretence of, make a show of, affect, feint, make out
    informal put it on
    make up to

    ‘she spent the whole evening making up to Adam’


    SYNONYMS
    flirt with, chase after, run after, pursue, make romantic advances to, court, woo
    informal chat up, make eyes at, make sheep's eyes at, give the come-on to, come on to, be all over, vamp
    dated set one's cap at
    make for

    1‘she made for the door’


    SYNONYMS
    go towards, head for, head towards, aim for, make one's way towards, move towards, direct one's steps towards, steer a course towards, be bound for, set out for, make a beeline for, take to

    2‘constant arguing doesn't make for a happy marriage’


    SYNONYMS
    contribute to, be conducive to, produce, promote, facilitate, further, advance, forward, foster, favour
    formal conduce to
    make love


    SYNONYMS
    have sex, have sexual intercourse, go to bed, go to bed together, sleep together
    British informal bonk, do it, make whoopee, get one's oats
    North American informal get it on
    vulgar slang fuck, screw, shag, hump, do the business, have it away, have it off
    British vulgar slang knob, roger
    formal copulate, fornicate
    dated couple
    make do

    1‘we have very little but we make do’


    SYNONYMS
    scrape along, scrape by, get along, get by, manage, cope, survive, muddle along, muddle through, fare all right, make the best of a bad job, improvise, make ends meet, keep the wolf from the door, keep one's head above water, shift for oneself
    informal make out

    2‘you'll have to make do with an old car’


    SYNONYMS
    make the best of, get by on, get by with, put to the best use, make the most of
    make something out

    1‘I could just make out a figure in the distance’


    SYNONYMS
    see, discern, distinguish, perceive, pick out, detect, notice, observe, recognize, catch sight of, glimpse, discover
    literary descry, espy, behold

    2‘he couldn't make out what she was saying’


    SYNONYMS
    understand, comprehend, follow, grasp, fathom, work out, figure out, make sense of, interpret, decipher, make head or tail of, get, get the drift of, catch
    British informal suss out

    3‘she made out that he was violent’


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    allege, claim, assert, declare, maintain, affirm, aver, suggest, imply, hint, insinuate, indicate, intimate, impute, make as if, make as though, pretend

    4‘how do you make that out?’


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    demonstrate, show to be true, establish, substantiate, prove, verify, validate, authenticate, corroborate

    5‘he made out a receipt for $20’


    SYNONYMS
    write out, fill out, fill in, complete, draw up, draft, inscribe
    make away with

    1‘he could have made away with her and dumped the body’


    SYNONYMS
    kill, murder, put to death, slaughter, dispatch, execute, eliminate
    informal bump off, do away with, do in, do for, knock off, take out, finish off, top, croak, stiff, liquidate, blow away
    North American informal ice, off, rub out, smoke, waste
    literary slay

    2‘they made away with the evidence’


    SYNONYMS
    dispose of, get rid of, destroy, throw away, jettison, ditch, dump, eliminate
    informal do away with
    make off with

    ‘burglars made off with all the wedding presents’


    SYNONYMS
    take, steal, purloin, pilfer, abscond with, appropriate, run away with, run off with, carry off, snatch
    kidnap, abduct
    informal walk away with, walk off with, swipe, filch, snaffle, nab, lift, liberate, snitch
    British informal pinch, half-inch, nick, whip, knock off, nobble, bone
    North American informal heist, glom
    Australian informal snavel
    West Indian informal tief
    archaic crib, hook
    make believe


    SYNONYMS
    pretend, fantasize, indulge in fantasy, daydream, build castles in the air, build castles in Spain, dream, imagine, romance, fancy, play-act, play
    make up one's mind

    ‘stop dithering and make up your mind’


    SYNONYMS
    decide, be decisive, come to a decision, make a decision, reach a decision
    determine, resolve, settle on a plan of action, come to a conclusion, reach a conclusion
    make way

    ‘please make way for the king’


    SYNONYMS
    move aside, clear the way, make a space, make room, stand back
    allow to pass, allow through
    make off

    ‘on seeing the police they made off’


    SYNONYMS
    run away, run off, take to one's heels, beat a hasty retreat, flee, make one's getaway, make a quick exit, make a run for it, run for it, take off, take flight, bolt, fly, make oneself scarce, leave, abscond, decamp, do a disappearing act
    informal clear off, clear out, beat it, do a runner, make tracks, cut and run, skedaddle, vamoose, hightail it, hotfoot it, show a clean pair of heels, fly the coop, split, scoot, scram
    British informal scarper, have it away, have it away on one's toes, leg it
    North American informal light out, bug out, cut out, peel out, take a powder
    British informal, dated hook it
    ANTONYMS

    turn up

    on the make

    ‘everyone is on the make, especially the children’


    SYNONYMS
    ambitious, aspiring, determined, forceful, pushy, enterprising, pioneering, progressive, eager, motivated, enthusiastic, energetic, zealous, committed, go-ahead, go-getting, purposeful, assertive, aggressive, hungry, power-hungry
    make up

    ‘come now, pet, let's kiss and make up’


    SYNONYMS
    be friends again, bury the hatchet, declare a truce, make peace, forgive and forget, shake hands, become reconciled, settle one's differences, mend fences, call it quits
    ANTONYMS

    quarrel