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make (m&ā;k), n. [AS. maca, gemaca. See Match.] A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife. [Obs.]
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For in this world no woman is
Worthy to be my make.
Chaucer.
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make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. made (m&ā;d); p. pr. & vb. n. making.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak&unr_;n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh&unr_;n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.] 1. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create. Hence, in various specific uses or applications: (a) To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain form; to construct; to fabricate.
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He . . . fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf. Ex. xxxii. 4.
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(b) To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story.
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And Art, with her contending, doth aspire
To excel the natural with made delights.
Spenser.
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(c) To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.
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Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. Judg. xvi. 25.
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Wealth maketh many friends. Prov. xix. 4.
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I will neither plead my age nor sickness in excuse of the faults which I have made. Dryden.
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(d) To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc. (e) To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an error; to make a loss; to make money.
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He accuseth Neptune unjustly who makes shipwreck a second time. Bacon.
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(f) To find, as the result of calculation or computation; to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over; as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the distance in one day. (h) To put in a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive.
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Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown. Dryden.
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2. To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast.
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Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? Ex. ii. 14.
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See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh. Ex. vii. 1.
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&hand_; When used reflexively with an adjective, the reflexive pronoun is often omitted; as, to make merry; to make bold; to make free, etc.
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3. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent.
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He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make him. Baker.
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4. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive.
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&hand_; In the active voice the to of the infinitive is usually omitted.
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I will make them hear my words. Deut. iv. 10.
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They should be made to rise at their early hour. Locke.
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5. To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.
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And old cloak makes a new jerkin. Shak.
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6. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to; as, a pound of ham makes a hearty meal.
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The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea,
Make but one temple for the Deity.
Waller.
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7. To be engaged or concerned in. [Obs.]
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Gomez, what makest thou here, with a whole brotherhood of city bailiffs? Dryden.
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8. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of.And make the Libyan shores.” Dryden.
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They that sail in the middle can make no land of either side. Sir T. Browne.
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To make a bed, to prepare a bed for being slept on, or to put it in order. -- To make a card (Card Playing), to take a trick with it. -- To make account. See under Account, n. -- To make account of, to esteem; to regard. -- To make away. (a) To put out of the way; to kill; to destroy. [Obs.]
[1913 Webster]If a child were crooked or deformed in body or mind, they made him away. Burton.
[1913 Webster](b) To alienate; to transfer; to make over. [Obs.] Waller. -- To make believe, to pretend; to feign; to simulate. -- To make bold, to take the liberty; to venture. -- To make the cards (Card Playing), to shuffle the pack. -- To make choice of, to take by way of preference; to choose. -- To make danger, to make experiment. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. -- To make default (Law), to fail to appear or answer. -- To make the doors, to shut the door. [Obs.]
[1913 Webster]Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out at the casement. Shak.
[1913 Webster]- To make free with. See under Free, a. -- To make good. See under Good. -- To make head, to make headway. -- To make light of. See under Light, a. -- To make little of. (a) To belittle. (b) To accomplish easily. -- To make love to. See under Love, n. -- To make meat, to cure meat in the open air. [Colloq. Western U. S.] -- To make merry, to feast; to be joyful or jovial. -- To make much of, to treat with much consideration,, attention, or fondness; to value highly. -- To make no bones. See under Bone, n. -- To make no difference, to have no weight or influence; to be a matter of indifference. -- To make no doubt, to have no doubt. -- To make no matter, to have no weight or importance; to make no difference. -- To make oath (Law), to swear, as to the truth of something, in a prescribed form of law. -- To make of. (a) To understand or think concerning; as, not to know what to make of