Übersetzung von “make” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


verbmake /meɪk/ ( pt pp made )
transitive to create, produce or put together
faire , fabriquer

a company that makes luxury sail boats
une entreprise qui fabrique des voiliers de luxe

I made a cake.
J'ai fait un gâteau.

My grandmother used to make me dresses.
Ma grand-mère me faisait des robes.

We made a bench from the leftover wood.
Nous avons fait un banc avec le bois qui restait.
transitive to cause or bring about a particular state
faire rendre

It makes me happy that he's met someone he loves.
Cela me rend heureux qu'il ait rencontré quelqu'un qu'il aime.

economic conditions that make inflation rise
des conditions économiques qui font augmenter l'inflation
transitive to force sb to do sth
obliger à

You can't make him go if he doesn't want to.
Tu ne peux pas l'obliger à partir s'il ne le veut pas.
transitive to earn an amount of money
gagner , se faire

He makes around $40,000 a year.
Il gagne / se fait 40 000 $ par an.
transitive used with a noun to indicate that sth is done or arranged

Close your eyes and make a wish.
Ferme les yeux et fais un vœu.

to make a promise
faire une promesse

Let's make a date for next Thursday.
Prenons rendez-vous pour jeudi prochain.
transitive informal to manage to reach or get to
arriver à

Will you be able to make the meeting next Friday?
Est-ce que tu arriveras à venir à la réunion vendredi prochain ?
to have the necessary qualities for sth

He'd make an excellent police officer.
Il ferait un excellent policier.
(of two numbers) to give a particular total when added together

10 plus 10 makes 20.
10 plus 10 font 20
make believe
to pretend
faire semblant

The kids were making believe the bed was a ship.
Les enfants faisaient semblant que le lit était un bateau.
make do (with/without)
to manage or get by
faire (avec/sans)

We don't have much money but we make do with what we've got.
Nous n'avons pas beaucoup d'argent mais nous faisons avec ce que nous avons.
make friends
to start to have a friendship
se faire des amis

a child who doesn't make friends easily
un enfant qui ne se fait pas facilement des amis

She made friends with two other girls.
Elle est devenue amie avec deux autres filles.
make it
to manage to get to or be at a place

After hours of walking they finally made it.
Après des heures de marche, ils y sont finalement arrivés.

I should just about make it to work on time.
Je devrais juste arriver à le faire marcher à temps.
to manage to get to or be at a place

After hours of walking they finally made it.
Après des heures de marche, ils y sont finalement arrivés.

I should just about make it to work on time.
Je devrais juste arriver à le faire marcher à temps.
make it (big)
to become successful

His dream was to make it big in business.
Son rêve était de réussir dans les affaires.
to become successful

His dream was to make it big in business.
Son rêve était de réussir dans les affaires.
make the most of
to try to gain the best possible things from sth
profiter au maximum

Make the most of the time with your children - they grow up fast!
Profite au maximum du temps passé avec tes enfants, ils grandissent vite !
make time
to allow enough time to do sth
trouver du temps

It's important to make time in your schedule for exercise.
C'est important de trouver du temps dans ton emploi du temps pour l'exercice.

make into

verb phrasalmake into [ ˈmeɪk ˌɪntu, ˌintə ]
=turn into; to change sth or sb into sth or sb else

We made the spare room into an office.
Nous avons transformé la chambre d'amis en bureau.

make of

verb phrasalmake of [ ˈmeɪk ˌʌv, əv ]
to understand or perceive in particular way
comprendre à

What did you make of her email?
Qu'as-tu compris à son email ?

make off with

verb phrasalmake off with [ ˈmeɪk ˈɔf ˌwɪθ, ˌwɪð, ˈɒf ] informal
to steal
informal se tirer avec

They made off with his cell phone and some cash.
Ils se sont tirés avec son téléphone cellulaire et de l'argent.

make out

verb phrasalmake out [ ˈmeɪk ˈaʊt ]
to manage to hear, see, or understand sth
distinguer , comprendre

Could you make out what he said?
As-tu réussi à comprendre ce qu'il disait ?
informal to kiss sb in a sexual way
informal se peloter

kids making out in their cars
des gosses se pelotant dans leurs voitures
to say sth is true when it is not

He made out that he was older than me.
Il a prétendu qu'il était plus vieux que moi.

make up

verb phrasalmake up [ ˈmeɪk ˈʌp ]
to invent

She made up some story about getting lost.
Elle a inventé une histoire comme quoi elle se serait perdue.
to equal a particular number or part

Hispanics make up more than 50% of the population.
Les hispaniques représentent plus de 50% de la population.
to replace sth or compensate for sth

You have to make up the work you missed.
Tu dois rattraper le travail que tu n'as pas fait.
to become friends again after an argument
se réconcilier

I wish the two of them would just make up.
J'aimerais juste que tous les deux, ils se réconcilient.

Have you made up with Liam yet?
Est-ce que tu t'es déjà réconcilié avec Liam ?
make it up to sb
to do sth nice for sb as a way of apologizing to them
se faire pardonner par qqn

Let me buy you lunch to make it up to you.
Laisse-moi t'offrir à déjeuner pour me faire pardonner.

make up for

verb phrasalmake up for [ ˈmeɪk ˈʌp ˌfɔr ]
=compensate; to do sth in order to make a bad thing seem less serious

It's too late for him to make up for his mistakes.
Il est trop tard pour qu'il rattrape ses erreurs.


noun countablemake /meɪk/
=brand; an item made by a particular company
marque feminine

a well-known make of furniture
une marque célèbre de meubles

(Übersetzung von “make” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


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.

(Übersetzung von “make” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)