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English definition of “make”

make

verb [L only + noun, T] (TOTAL)    /meɪk/ (made, made)
to produce a total when added together: 12 and 12 make 24. Today's earthquake makes five since the beginning of the year. [+ obj + noun ] I've got 29 different teapots in my collection - if I buy this one that'll make it 30.Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division 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 (TOTAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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