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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
make
n
  1. a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?"
    Synonym(s): brand, make
  2. the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    Synonym(s): shuffle, shuffling, make
v
  1. engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution"
    Synonym(s): make, do
  2. give certain properties to something; "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"
    Synonym(s): make, get
  3. make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
    Synonym(s): make, create
  4. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"
    Synonym(s): induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make
  5. give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
    Synonym(s): cause, do, make
  6. create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
    Synonym(s): produce, make, create
  7. make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?"
    Synonym(s): draw, make
  8. compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat"
  9. create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses"
    Synonym(s): create, make
  10. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "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"
    Synonym(s): gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in
  11. create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"
    Synonym(s): do, make
    Antonym(s): undo, unmake
  12. to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
    Synonym(s): form, constitute, make
  13. reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"
    Synonym(s): reach, make, get to, progress to
  14. be or be capable of being changed or made into; "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father"
  15. make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"
  16. perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call"
  17. make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
    Synonym(s): construct, build, make
  18. change from one form into another; "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"
  19. act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies"
  20. charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
    Synonym(s): name, nominate, make
  21. achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
    Synonym(s): have, get, make
  22. reach a destination, either real or abstract; "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"
    Synonym(s): reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain
  23. institute, enact, or establish; "make laws"
    Synonym(s): lay down, establish, make
  24. carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas"
  25. form by assembling individuals or constituents; "Make a quorum"
  26. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
    Synonym(s): hold, throw, have, make, give
  27. put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room"
    Synonym(s): make, make up
  28. head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
    Synonym(s): take, make
  29. have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds"
    Synonym(s): stool, defecate, shit, take a shit, take a crap, ca-ca, crap, make
  30. undergo fabrication or creation; "This wool makes into a nice sweater"
  31. be suitable for; "Wood makes good furniture"
  32. add up to; "four and four make eight"
  33. amount to; "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"
  34. constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man"
  35. appear to begin an activity; "He made to speak but said nothing in the end"; "She made as if to say hello to us"
  36. proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest"
    Synonym(s): make, work
  37. reach in time; "We barely made the plane"
  38. gather and light the materials for; "make a fire"
  39. prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
    Synonym(s): cook, fix, ready, make, prepare
  40. induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally"
    Synonym(s): seduce, score, make
  41. assure the success of; "A good review by this critic will make your play!"
    Antonym(s): break
  42. represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"
    Synonym(s): make, pretend, make believe
  43. consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it"
  44. calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet"
  45. cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; "make my day"
  46. favor the development of; "Practice makes the winner"
  47. develop into; "He will make a splendid father!"
  48. behave in a certain way; "make merry"
  49. eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
    Synonym(s): make, urinate, piddle, puddle, micturate, piss, pee, pee-pee, make water, relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny, wee, wee-wee, pass water
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Make \Make\, n. [AS. maca, gemaca. See {Match}.]
      A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife. [Obs.]
  
               For in this world no woman is Worthy to be my make.
                                                                              --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Make \Make\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Made}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS.
      mak[?]n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh[?]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.
  
                           He . . . fashioned it with a graving tool, after
                           he had made it a molten calf.      --Ex. xxxii.
                                                                              4.
            (b) To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or
                  false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story.
  
                           And Art, with her contending, doth aspire To
                           excel the natural with made delights. --Spenser.
            (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.
  
                           Call for Samson, that he may make us sport.
                                                                              --Judg. xvi.
                                                                              25.
  
                           Wealth maketh many friends.         --Prov. xix.
                                                                              4.
  
                           I will neither plead my age nor sickness in
                           excuse of the faults which I have made.
                                                                              --Dryden.
            (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.
  
                           He accuseth Neptune unjustly who makes shipwreck
                           a second time.                              --Bacon.
            (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 a desired or desirable condition; to cause to
                  thrive.
  
                           Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
      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.
  
                     Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? --Ex.
                                                                              ii. 14.
  
                     See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh. --Ex. vii.
                                                                              1.
  
      Note: When used reflexively with an adjective, the reflexive
               pronoun is often omitted; as, to make merry; to make
               bold; to make free, etc.
  
      3. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to
            esteem, suppose, or represent.
  
                     He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make
                     him.                                                   --Baker.
  
      4. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause;
            to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and
            infinitive.
  
      Note: In the active voice the to of the infinitive is usually
               omitted.
  
                        I will make them hear my words.      --Deut. iv.
                                                                              10.
  
                        They should be made to rise at their early hour.
                                                                              --Locke.
  
      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.
  
                     And old cloak makes a new jerkin.      --Shak.
  
      6. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to
            constitute; to form; to amount to.
  
                     The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea,
                     Make but one temple for the Deity.      --Waller.
  
      7. To be engaged or concerned in. [Obs.]
  
                     Gomez, what makest thou here, with a whole
                     brotherhood of city bailiffs?            --Dryden.
  
      8. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of. [bd]And
            make the Libyan shores.[b8] --Dryden.
  
                     They that sail in the middle can make no land of
                     either side.                                       --Sir T.
                                                                              Browne.
  
      {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.]
  
                           If a child were crooked or deformed in body or
                           mind, they made him away.            --Burton.
            (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.]
  
                     Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out
                     at the casement.                                 --Shak.
           
  
      {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 the news.
            (b) To pay attention to; to cherish; to esteem; to
                  account. [bd]Makes she no more of me than of a
                  slave.[b8] --Dryden.
  
      {To make one's law} (Old Law), to adduce proof to clear one's
            self of a charge.
  
      {To make out}.
            (a) To find out; to discover; to decipher; as, to make out
                  the meaning of a letter.
            (b) To prove; to establish; as, the plaintiff was unable
                  to make out his case.
            (c) To make complete or exact; as, he was not able to make
                  out the money.
  
      {To make over}, to transfer the title of; to convey; to
            alienate; as, he made over his estate in trust or in fee.
           
  
      {To make sail}. (Naut.)
            (a) To increase the quantity of sail already extended.
            (b) To set sail.
  
      {To make shift}, to manage by expedients; as, they made shift
            to do without it. [Colloq.].
  
      {To make sternway}, to move with the stern foremost; to go or
            drift backward.
  
      {To make strange}, to act in an unfriendly manner or as if
            surprised; to treat as strange; as, to make strange of a
            request or suggestion.
  
      {To make suit to}, to endeavor to gain the favor of; to
            court.
  
      {To make sure}. See under {Sure}.
  
      {To make up}.
            (a) To collect into a sum or mass; as, to make up the
                  amount of rent; to make up a bundle or package.
            (b) To reconcile; to compose; as, to make up a difference
                  or quarrel.
            (c) To supply what is wanting in; to complete; as, a
                  dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum.
            (d) To compose, as from ingredients or parts; to shape,
                  prepare, or fabricate; as, to make up a mass into
                  pills; to make up a story.
  
                           He was all made up of love and charms!
                                                                              --Addison.
            (e) To compensate; to make good; as, to make up a loss.
            (f) To adjust, or to arrange for settlement; as, to make
                  up accounts.
            (g) To dress and paint for a part, as an actor; as, he was
                  well made up.
  
      {To make up a face}, to distort the face as an expression of
            pain or derision.
  
      {To make up one's mind}, to reach a mental determination; to
            resolve.
  
      {To make water}.
            (a) (Naut.) To leak.
            (b) To urinate.
  
      {To make way}, or {To make one's way}.
            (a) To make progress; to advance.
            (b) To open a passage; to clear the way.
  
      {To make words}, to multiply words.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Make \Make\, v. i.
      1. To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to
            interfere; to be active; -- often in the phrase to meddle
            or make. [Obs.]
  
                     A scurvy, jack-a-nape priest to meddle or make.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      2. To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward
            home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.
  
      Note: Formerly, authors used to make on, to make forth, to
               make about; but these phrases are obsolete. We now say,
               to make at, to make away, to make for, to make off, to
               make toward, etc.
  
      3. To tend; to contribute; to have effect; -- with for or
            against; as, it makes for his advantage. --M. Arnold.
  
                     Follow after the things which make for peace. --Rom.
                                                                              xiv. 19.
  
                     Considerations infinite Do make against it. --Shak.
  
      4. To increase; to augment; to accrue.
  
      5. To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify. [Archaic]
            --Chaucer. Tennyson.
  
                     To solace him some time, as I do when I make. --P.
                                                                              Plowman.
  
      {To make as if}, [or] {To make as though}, to pretend that;
            to make show that; to make believe (see under {Make}, v.
            t.).
  
                     Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten
                     before them, and fled.                        --Josh. viii.
                                                                              15.
  
                     My lord of London maketh as though he were greatly
                     displeased with me.                           --Latimer.
  
      {To make at}, to go toward hastily, or in a hostile manner;
            to attack.
  
      {To make away with}.
            (a) To carry off.
            (b) To transfer or alienate; hence, to spend; to
                  dissipate.
            (c) To kill; to destroy.
  
      {To make off}, to go away suddenly.
  
      {To make out}, to succeed; to be able at last; to make shift;
            as, he made out to reconcile the contending parties.
  
      {To make up}, to become reconciled or friendly.
  
      {To make up for}, to compensate for; to supply an equivalent
            for.
  
      {To make up to}.
            (a) To approach; as, a suspicious boat made up to us.
            (b) To pay addresses to; to make love to.
  
      {To make up with}, to become reconciled to. [Colloq.]
  
      {To make with}, to concur or agree with. --Hooker.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Make \Make\, n.
      Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction;
      shape; form.
  
               It our perfection of so frail a make As every plot can
               undermine and shake?                              --Dryden.
  
      {On the make},bent upon making great profits; greedy of gain.
            [Low, U. S.]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   Make
  
      The {Unix} tool to automate the
      recompilation, linking etc. of programs, taking account of the
      interdependencies of {modules} and their modification times.
      Make reads instructions from a "makefile" which specifies a
      set of targets to be built, the files they depend on and the
      commands to execute in order to produce them.
  
      Most {C} systems come with a make. There is also one produce
      by {GNU}.
  
      ["Make - A Program for Maintaining Computer Programs",
      A.I. Feldman, TR No 57, Bell Labs Apr 1977].
  
      (1995-01-05)
  
  
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