Synonyms for (noun) make

Synonyms: make, shuffle, shuffling

Definition: the act of mixing cards haphazardly

Similar words: reordering

Definition: a rearrangement in a different order


Synonyms: brand, make

Definition: a recognizable kind

Usage: there's a new brand of hero in the movies now; what make of car is that?

Similar words: form, kind, sort, variety

Definition: a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

Usage: sculpture is a form of art; what kinds of desserts are there?

Synonyms for (verb) make

Synonyms: make

Definition: act in a certain way so as to acquire

Usage: make friends; make enemies

Similar words: act, behave, do

Definition: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

Usage: You should act like an adult; Don't behave like a fool; What makes her do this way?; The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people


Synonyms: pass water, pee, pee-pee, puddle, relieve oneself, piddle, piss, make, make water, micturate, wee, wee-wee, urinate, take a leak, spend a penny

Definition: eliminate urine

Usage: Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

Similar words: pass, egest, excrete, eliminate

Definition: eliminate from the body

Usage: Pass a kidney stone


Synonyms: stool, take a crap, take a shit, shit, make, ca-ca, defecate, crap

Definition: have a bowel movement

Usage: The dog had made in the flower beds

Similar words: pass, egest, excrete, eliminate

Definition: eliminate from the body

Usage: Pass a kidney stone


Synonyms: make

Definition: behave in a certain way

Usage: make merry

Similar words: act, behave, do

Definition: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

Usage: You should act like an adult; Don't behave like a fool; What makes her do this way?; The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people


Synonyms: make, get

Definition: give certain properties to something

Usage: get someone mad; She made us look silly; He made a fool of himself at the meeting; Don't make this into a big deal; This invention will make you a millionaire; Make yourself clear

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: make, make up

Definition: put in order or neaten

Usage: make the bed; make up a room

Similar words: neaten, square away, straighten, straighten out, tidy, tidy up, clean up

Definition: put (things or places) in order

Usage: Tidy up your room!


Synonyms: make

Definition: develop into

Usage: He will make a splendid father!

Similar words: grow, develop

Definition: grow emotionally or mature

Usage: The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten; When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior


Synonyms: make

Definition: change from one form into another

Usage: make water into wine; make lead into gold; make clay into bricks

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: make

Definition: favor the development of

Usage: Practice makes the winner

Similar words: develop

Definition: generate gradually

Usage: We must develop more potential customers; develop a market for the new mobile phone


Synonyms: make

Definition: cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable

Usage: make my day

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: establish, make, lay down

Definition: institute, enact, or establish

Usage: make laws

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: make

Definition: calculate as being

Usage: I make the height about 100 feet

Similar words: judge, approximate, estimate, gauge, guess

Definition: judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

Usage: I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds


Synonyms: make

Definition: consider as being

Usage: It wasn't the problem some people made it

Similar words: reckon, regard, consider, view, see

Definition: deem to be

Usage: She views this quite differently from me; I consider her to be shallow; I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do


Synonyms: draw, make

Definition: make, formulate, or derive in the mind

Usage: I draw a line here; draw a conclusion; draw parallels; make an estimate; What do you make of his remarks?

Similar words: create by mental act, create mentally

Definition: create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands


Synonyms: make, make believe, pretend

Definition: represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

Usage: She makes like an actress

Similar words: represent, play, act

Definition: play a role or part

Usage: Gielgud played Hamlet; She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role; She played the servant to her husband's master


Synonyms: make

Definition: assure the success of

Usage: A good review by this critic will make your play!

Similar words: assure, secure, guarantee, insure, ensure

Definition: make certain of

Usage: This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us; Preparation will guarantee success!


Synonyms: make, seduce, score

Definition: induce to have sex

Usage: Harry finally seduced Sally; Did you score last night?; Harry made Sally

Similar words: persuade

Definition: cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

Usage: You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!


Synonyms: make, do

Definition: create or design, often in a certain way

Usage: Do my room in blue; I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest

Similar words: create, make

Definition: create by artistic means

Usage: create a poem; Schoenberg created twelve-tone music; Picasso created Cubism; Auden made verses


Synonyms: create, make

Definition: create by artistic means

Usage: create a poem; Schoenberg created twelve-tone music; Picasso created Cubism; Auden made verses

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: cause, do, make

Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: make

Definition: compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way

Usage: People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!; Heat makes you sweat

Similar words: cause, do, make

Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident


Synonyms: make

Definition: make by shaping or bringing together constituents

Usage: make a dress; make a cake; make a wall of stones

Similar words: create from raw material, create from raw stuff

Definition: make from scratch


Synonyms: construct, make, build

Definition: make by combining materials and parts

Usage: this little pig made his house out of straw; Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: ready, prepare, make, cook, fix

Definition: prepare for eating by applying heat

Usage: Cook me dinner, please; can you make me an omelette?; fix breakfast for the guests, please

Similar words: create from raw material, create from raw stuff

Definition: make from scratch


Synonyms: make, have, hold, give, throw

Definition: organize or be responsible for

Usage: hold a reception; have, throw, or make a party; give a course

Similar words: direct

Definition: be in charge of


Synonyms: make

Definition: gather and light the materials for

Usage: make a fire

Similar words: create from raw material, create from raw stuff

Definition: make from scratch


Synonyms: make

Definition: perform or carry out

Usage: make a decision; make a move; make advances; make a phone call

Similar words: do, perform, execute

Definition: carry out or perform an action

Usage: John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters; the skater executed a triple pirouette; she did a little dance


Synonyms: make

Definition: reach in time

Usage: We barely made the plane

Similar words: hit, make, gain, attain, arrive at, reach

Definition: reach a destination, either real or abstract

Usage: We hit Detroit by noon; The water reached the doorstep; We barely made it to the finish line; I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts


Synonyms: get to, make, reach, progress to

Definition: reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"

Usage: We made it!; She may not make the grade

Similar words: accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

Definition: to gain with effort

Usage: she achieved her goal despite setbacks


Synonyms: make, work

Definition: proceed along a path

Usage: work one's way through the crowd; make one's way into the forest

Similar words: go across, go through, pass

Definition: go across or through

Usage: We passed the point where the police car had parked; A terrible thought went through his mind


Synonyms: take, make

Definition: head into a specified direction

Usage: The escaped convict took to the hills; We made for the mountains

Similar words: head

Definition: to go or travel towards

Usage: where is she heading; We were headed for the mountains


Synonyms: make

Definition: appear to begin an activity

Usage: He made to speak but said nothing in the end; She made as if to say hello to us

Similar words: seem, look, appear

Definition: give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

Usage: She seems to be sleeping; This appears to be a very difficult problem; This project looks fishy; They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time


Synonyms: clear, bring in, take in, earn, gain, make, realise, realize, pull in

Definition: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

Usage: How much do you make a month in your new job?; She earns a lot in her new job; this merger brought in lots of money; He clears $5,000 each month

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work


Synonyms: make, have, get

Definition: achieve a point or goal

Usage: Nicklaus had a 70; The Brazilian team got 4 goals; She made 29 points that day

Similar words: hit, tally, rack up, score

Definition: gain points in a game

Usage: The home team scored many times; He hit a home run; He hit .300 in the past season


Synonyms: nominate, name, make

Definition: charge with a function; charge to be

Usage: She was named Head of the Committee; She was made president of the club

Similar words: appoint, charge

Definition: assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

Usage: He was appointed deputy manager; She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance


Synonyms: make

Definition: carry out or commit

Usage: make a mistake; commit a faux-pas

Similar words: pull, commit, perpetrate

Definition: perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

Usage: perpetrate a crime; pull a bank robbery


Synonyms: make

Definition: form by assembling individuals or constituents

Usage: Make a quorum

Similar words: assemble, get together, gather

Definition: get people together

Usage: assemble your colleagues; get together all those who are interested in the project; gather the close family members


Synonyms: make

Definition: constitute the essence of

Usage: Clothes make the man

Similar words: comprise, make up, be, represent, constitute

Definition: form or compose

Usage: This money is my only income; The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance; These constitute my entire belonging; The children made up the chorus; This sum represents my entire income for a year; These few men comprise his entire army


Synonyms: make, form, constitute

Definition: to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"

Usage: The branches made a roof; This makes a fine introduction

Similar words: comprise, make up, be, represent, constitute

Definition: form or compose

Usage: This money is my only income; The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance; These constitute my entire belonging; The children made up the chorus; This sum represents my entire income for a year; These few men comprise his entire army


Synonyms: make

Definition: amount to

Usage: This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living

Similar words: amount

Definition: be tantamount or equivalent to

Usage: Her action amounted to a rebellion


Synonyms: make

Definition: be or be capable of being changed or made into

Usage: He makes a great host; He will make a fine father

Similar words: become

Definition: come into existence

Usage: What becomes has duration


Synonyms: make

Definition: add up to

Usage: four and four make eight

Similar words: number, total, come, add up, amount

Definition: add up in number or quantity

Usage: The bills amounted to $2,000; The bill came to $2,000


Synonyms: make

Definition: be suitable for

Usage: Wood makes good furniture

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: make

Definition: undergo fabrication or creation

Usage: This wool makes into a nice sweater

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night