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English definition of “make”

make

verb (BE/BECOME)    /meɪk/ (made, made)
C1 [L only + noun] to be or become something, usually by having the necessary characteristics: I don't think he will ever make a (good) lawyer. He's a competent enough officer, but I doubt he'll ever make general. It's a story that would make a great film. She decided the back room would make a good study. Champagne and caviar make a wonderful combination. The story makes fascinating reading.Existing and being [T] If people or things make a particular pattern, they are arranged in that way: Let's make a circle. Those seven bright stars make the shape of a saucepan.Comprising and consisting ofIncluding and containing 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
(Definition of make verb (BE/BECOME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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