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English definition of “make”

make

verb (FORCE)    /meɪk/ (made, made)
make sb do sth B1 to force someone or something to do something: You can't make him go if he doesn't want to. The vet put something down the dog's throat to make it vomit.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading be made to do sth to be forced to do something: The prisoners are made to dig holes and fill them in again.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading Grammar:Do or make?When we use do and make with noun phrases, do focuses on the process of acting or performing something, make emphasises more the product or outcome of an action:See moreGrammar:MakeThe verb make can be used in a number of ways.See more
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