CREATE › to produce or create something: Shall I make some coffee? They've made a film about her life. My mother made the curtains.
make a promise/remark/mistake, etc › to promise something, to say something, to do something wrong, etc: We have to make a decision today. You're making a big mistake. She made some useful suggestions.
make sb do sth › to force someone to do something: You can't make me go.
make sb/sth happy/sad/difficult, etc › to cause someone or something to become happy, sad, difficult, etc: You've made me very happy. This is the song that made her a star. You're making things difficult for yourself.
GO TO › to be able to go to an event: I'm afraid I can't make the meeting this afternoon.
EARN MONEY › If you make an amount of money, you earn it: He makes £20,000 a year.
NUMBERS › If two or more numbers make a particular amount, that is the amount when they are added together: That makes $40 altogether.
PERSONAL QUALITIES [T] › to have the right qualities to become a father or mother or to do a particular job: Andy would make a good teacher.
GIVE A JOB [+ two objects] › to give someone a particular job: They made her a director of the company.
make an appointment › to arrange to do something at a particular time: I've made an appointment with the doctor.
make the bed › to make the sheets and covers on a bed tidy
make time › to leave enough time to do something although you are busy: [+ to do sth] You must make time to do your homework.
make do (with) › to accept that something is less good than you would like: If we can't get a bigger room we'll have to make do with this.
make it › to manage to arrive at a place: Will we make it in time for the film? › to be successful: Very few actors actually make it.