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English definition of “make”

make

verb (CAUSE TO BE)    /meɪk/ (made, made)
[T] to cause to be, to become , or to appear as: [+ noun] It's the good weather that makes Spain such a popular tourist destination . [+ past participle] She had to shout to make herself heard above the sound of the music . I can make myself understood in French , but I'm not fluent . They went up to the Ambassador and made themselves known (to her). [+ adj] The company accounts have not yet been made public . The book's advertised as " navigation made easy ". The president has made Henry Paulson his Secretary of the Treasury . I'll have a steak - no, make that chicken .Causing things to happen make certain/sure A2 to take action so that you are certain that something happens , is true , etc.: I'll just make sure I've turned the oven off. Make certain (that) we have enough drink for the party . Make sure you're home by midnight . Jones made sure of his place in the side with three fine goals . I think I locked the door but I'll go back and check just to make sure .CertaintyConfidence and self-assurance 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:Grammar:MakeThe verb make can be used in a number of ways.
(Definition of make verb (CAUSE TO BE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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