Die Übersetzung von "make" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


verb /meik/ (past tense, past participle made /meid/)

to create, form or produce

God made the Earth
She makes all her own clothes
He made it out of paper
He made a muddle/mess of the job.
I’m going to make lunch/coffee

to compel, force or cause (a person or thing to do something)

They made her do it
He made me laugh.

to cause to be

I made it clear
You’ve made me very unhappy.

to gain or earn

gagner, faire
He makes $100 a week
We make a profit of around £1,500 per day.

(of numbers etc) to add up to; to amount to

2 and 2 make(s) 4.

to become, turn into, or be

He’ll make an excellent teacher.

to estimate as

estimer (à)
I make the total 483.

to appoint, or choose, as

He was made manager.

used with many nouns to give a similar meaning to that of the verb from which the noun is formed

faire (…)
He made several attempts (= attempted several times)
They made a left turn (= turned left)
He made (= offered) a suggestion/proposal
Have you any comments to make?
maker noun

a person who makes

a tool-maker
making noun

the process of producing or forming something

(de) fabrication
(also adjective) He set up a guitar-making company.
make-believe noun

the act or art of pretending and imagining

semblant; imaginaire
a world of make-believe
(also adjective) a make-believe world.
makeover noun

a (complete) change in a person’s appearance made by cosmetic treatment, new hairstyle, new clothes etc

changement de look
She’s had a complete makeover since you last saw her.
makeshift adjective

temporary and usually of poor quality

de fortune
a makeshift shelter.
make-up noun

cosmetics applied to the face etc

She never wears any make-up.

the set, or combination, of characteristics or ingredients that together form something, eg a personality; composition

constitution, caractère
Violence is just not part of his make-up.
have the makings of

to have the clear ability for becoming

avoir l’étoffe de
Your son has the makings of an engineer.
in the making

being made or formed at this very moment

en formation
A revolution is in the making.
make a/one’s bed

to tidy and straighten the sheets, blankets etc on a bed after it has been used

faire le/son lit
The children make their own beds every morning.
make believe

to pretend (that)

faire semblant (de)
The children made believe they were animals.
make do (with with)

to use something as a poor-quality or temporary alternative to the real thing

se contenter de
There’s no meat, so we’ll have to make do with potatoes.
make for

to go towards

se diriger vers
We were making for home when something unusual happened.
make it

to be successful

After several years of hard work, the band finally made it and got a recording contract.
make it up

to become friends again after a quarrel

se réconcilier
It’s time you two made it up (with each other).

to give compensation or make amends for something

I’m sorry – I’ll make it up to you somehow.
make (something) of (something)

to understand (something) by or from (something)

comprendre (à)
What do you make of all this?
make out

to see, hear or understand

He could make out a ship in the distance.

to make it seem that

He made out that he was earning a huge amount of money.

to write or fill in

The doctor made out a prescription.

(slang) to kiss, hug and caress; to neck

se peloter
They were making out in the back seat of the car.
make over

(American) to change something or turn it into something else

They made over the room as an office
The plastic surgeon made her face over.
make up

to invent

He made up the whole story.

to compose or be part(s) of

The group was mainly made up of doctors and lawyers.

to complete

We need one more player – will you make up the number(s)?

to apply cosmetics to (the face)

(se) maquiller
She was making up her face in front of the mirror.

to become friends again (after a quarrel etc)

se réconcilier
They’ve finally made up (their disagreement).
make up for

to supply a reward, substitute etc for disappointment, damage, loss (of money or time) etc

Next week we’ll try to make up for lost time.
make up one’s mind

to make a decision

se décider
He finally made up his mind about the job.
make up to

to try to gain the favour or love of by flattery etc

courtiser qqn
She’s always making up to the teacher by bringing him presents.
made of is used in speaking of the material from which an object is constructed etc: This table is made of wood/plastic/steel. made from is used in speaking of the raw material from which something has been produced by a process of manufacture: Paper is made from wood/rags.

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