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Construct vs. Make

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Constructnoun

Something constructed from parts.

‘The artwork was a construct of wire and tubes.’; ‘Loops and conditional statements are constructs in computer programming.’;

Makeverb

(transitive) To create.

Constructnoun

A concept or model.

‘Bohr's theoretical construct of the atom was soon superseded by quantum mechanics.’;

Makeverb

To build, construct, or produce.

‘We made a bird feeder for our yard.’; ‘I'll make a man out of him yet.’;

Constructnoun

(genetics) A segment of nucleic acid, created artificially, for transplantation into a target cell or tissue.

Makeverb

To write or compose.

‘I made a poem for her wedding.’; ‘He made a will.’;

Constructverb

(transitive) To build or form (something) by assembling parts.

‘We constructed the radio from spares.’;

Makeverb

To bring about; to effect or produce by means of some action.

‘make war’; ‘They were just a bunch of ne'er-do-wells who went around making trouble for honest men.’;

Constructverb

(transitive) To build (a sentence, an argument, etc.) by arranging words or ideas.

‘A sentence may be constructed with a subject, verb and object.’;

Makeverb

(religious) To create as, earth, heaven, stars, etc.

‘God made earth and heaven.’;

Constructverb

To draw (a geometric figure) by following precise specifications and using geometric tools and techniques.

‘Construct a circle that touches each vertex of the given triangle.’;

Makeverb

To behave, to act.

‘To make like a deer caught in the headlights.’; ‘They made nice together, as if their fight never happened.’; ‘He made as if to punch him, but they both laughed and shook hands.’;

Constructverb

To put together the constituent parts of (something) in their proper place and order; to build; to form; to make; as, to construct an edifice.

Makeverb

(intransitive) To tend; to contribute; to have effect; with for or against.

Constructverb

To devise; to invent; to set in order; to arrange; as, to construct a theory of ethics.

Makeverb

To constitute.

‘They make a cute couple.’; ‘This makes the third infraction.’; ‘One swallow does not a summer make.’;

Constructadjective

Formed by, or relating to, construction, interpretation, or inference.

Makeverb

To interpret.

‘I don’t know what to make of it.’;

Constructnoun

an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Makeverb

To bring into success.

‘This company is what made you.’; ‘She married into wealth and so has it made.’;

Constructverb

make by combining materials and parts;

‘this little pig made his house out of straw’; ‘Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer’;

Makeverb

To cause to be.

‘The citizens made their objections clear.’; ‘This might make you a bit woozy.’; ‘Did I make myself heard?’; ‘Scotch will make you a man.’;

Constructverb

put together out of components or parts;

‘the company fabricates plastic chairs’; ‘They manufacture small toys’;

Makeverb

To cause to appear to be; to represent as.

Constructverb

draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions;

‘construct an equilateral triangle’;

Makeverb

To cause (to do something); to compel (to do something).

‘You're making her cry.’; ‘I was made to feel like a criminal.’;

Constructverb

create by linking linguistic units;

‘construct a sentence’; ‘construct a paragraph’;

Makeverb

To force to do.

‘The teacher made the student study.’; ‘Don’t let them make you suffer.’;

Constructverb

create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts;

‘construct a proof’; ‘construct an argument’;

Makeverb

To indicate or suggest to be.

‘His past mistakes don’t make him a bad person.’;

Constructverb

reassemble mentally;

‘reconstruct the events of 20 years ago’;

Makeverb

To cover neatly with bedclothes.

Makeverb

To recognise, identify.

Makeverb

To arrive at a destination, usually at or by a certain time.

‘We should make Cincinnati by 7 tonight.’;

Makeverb

To proceed (in a direction).

‘They made westward over the snowy mountains.’; ‘Make for the hills! It's a wildfire!’; ‘They made away from the fire toward the river.’;

Makeverb

(transitive) To cover (a given distance) by travelling.

Makeverb

(transitive) To move at (a speed).

‘The ship could make 20 knots an hour in calm seas.’; ‘This baby can make 220 miles an hour.’;

Makeverb

To appoint; to name.

Makeverb

To induct into the Mafia or a similar organization (as a made man).

Makeverb

To defecate or urinate.

Makeverb

(transitive) To earn, to gain (money, points, membership or status).

‘They hope to make a bigger profit.’; ‘He didn't make the choir after his voice changed.’; ‘She made ten points in that game.’;

Makeverb

(transitive) To pay, to cover (an expense); chiefly used after expressions of inability.

Makeverb

To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.

Makeverb

To enact; to establish.

Makeverb

To develop into; to prove to be.

‘She'll make a fine president.’;

Makeverb

To form or formulate in the mind.

‘make plans’; ‘made a questionable decision’;

Makeverb

To perform a feat.

‘make a leap’; ‘make a pass’; ‘make a u-turn’;

Makeverb

(obsolete) To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; often in the phrase to meddle or make.

Makeverb

(obsolete) To increase; to augment; to accrue.

Makeverb

(obsolete) To be engaged or concerned in.

Makeverb

To cause to be (in a specified place), used after a subjective what.

Makeverb

To take the virginity of.

Makenoun

(often of a car) Brand or kind; often paired with model. t

‘What make of car do you drive?’;

Makenoun

How a thing is made; construction. s

Makenoun

Origin of a manufactured article; manufacture. s

‘The camera was of German make.’;

Makenoun

(uncountable) Quantity produced, especially of materials. s

Makenoun

(dated) The act or process of making something, especially in industrial manufacturing. s

Makenoun

A person's character or disposition. s

Makenoun

(bridge) The declaration of the trump for a hand.

Makenoun

(physics) The closing of an electrical circuit. s

Makenoun

(computing) A software utility for automatically building large applications, or an implementation of this utility.

Makenoun

(slang) Recognition or identification, especially from police records or evidence. s

Makenoun

Past or future target of seduction (usually female). s

Makenoun

A promotion.

Makenoun

A home-made project

Makenoun

(basketball) A made basket.

Makenoun

(dialectal) Mate; a spouse or companion.

Makenoun

A halfpenny.

Makenoun

A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife.

‘For in this world no woman isWorthy to be my make.’;

Makenoun

Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form.

‘It our perfection of so frail a makeAs every plot can undermine and shake?’;

Makeverb

To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create.

‘He . . . fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf.’;

Makeverb

To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; - often with up; as, to make up a story.

‘And Art, with her contending, doth aspireTo excel the natural with made delights.’;

Makeverb

To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast.

‘Who made thee a prince and a judge over us?’; ‘See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh.’;

Makeverb

To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; - often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.

‘Call for Samson, that he may make us sport.’; ‘Wealth maketh many friends.’; ‘I will neither plead my age nor sickness in excuse of the faults which I have made.’;

Makeverb

To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent.

‘He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make him.’;

Makeverb

To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc.

‘He accuseth Neptune unjustly who makes shipwreck a second time.’;

Makeverb

To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; - followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive.

‘I will make them hear my words.’; ‘They should be made to rise at their early hour.’;

Makeverb

To find, as the result of calculation or computation; to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over; as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the distance in one day.

‘Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown.’;

Makeverb

To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.

‘And old cloak makes a new jerkin.’;

Makeverb

To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to; as, a pound of ham makes a hearty meal.

‘The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea,Make but one temple for the Deity.’;

Makeverb

To be engaged or concerned in.

‘Gomez, what makest thou here, with a whole brotherhood of city bailiffs?’;

Makeverb

To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of.

‘They that sail in the middle can make no land of either side.’; ‘If a child were crooked or deformed in body or mind, they made him away.’; ‘Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out at the casement.’; ‘He was all made up of love and charms!’;

Makeverb

To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; - often in the phrase to meddle or make.

‘A scurvy, jack-a-nape priest to meddle or make.’;

Makeverb

To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.

Makeverb

To tend; to contribute; to have effect; - with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage.

‘Follow after the things which make for peace.’; ‘Considerations infiniteDo make against it.’;

Makeverb

To increase; to augment; to accrue.

Makeverb

To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.

‘To solace him some time, as I do when I make.’; ‘Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled.’; ‘My lord of London maketh as though he were greatly displeased with me.’;

Makenoun

a recognizable kind;

‘there's a new brand of hero in the movies now’; ‘what make of car is that?’;

Makenoun

the act of mixing cards haphazardly

Makeverb

engage in;

‘make love, not war’; ‘make an effort’; ‘do research’; ‘do nothing’; ‘make revolution’;

Makeverb

give certain properties to something;

‘get someone mad’; ‘She made us look silly’; ‘He made a fool of himself at the meeting’; ‘Don't make this into a big deal’; ‘This invention will make you a millionaire’; ‘Make yourself clear’;

Makeverb

make or cause to be or to become;

‘make a mess in one's office’; ‘create a furor’;

Makeverb

cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner;

‘The ads induced me to buy a VCR’; ‘My children finally got me to buy a computer’; ‘My wife made me buy a new sofa’;

Makeverb

give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally;

‘cause a commotion’; ‘make a stir’; ‘cause an accident’;

Makeverb

create or manufacture a man-made product;

‘We produce more cars than we can sell’; ‘The company has been making toys for two centuries’;

Makeverb

make, formulate, or derive in the mind;

‘I draw a line here’; ‘draw a conclusion’; ‘draw parallels’; ‘make an estimate’; ‘What do you make of his remarks?’;

Makeverb

compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way;

‘People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!’; ‘Heat makes you sweat’;

Makeverb

create by artistic means;

‘create a poem’; ‘Schoenberg created twelve-tone music’; ‘Picasso created Cubism’; ‘Auden made verses’;

Makeverb

earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages;

‘How much do you make a month in your new job?’; ‘She earns a lot in her new job’; ‘this merger brought in lots of money’; ‘He clears $5,000 each month’;

Makeverb

create or design, often in a certain way;

‘Do my room in blue’; ‘I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest’;

Makeverb

to compose or represent:

‘This wall forms the background of the stage setting’; ‘The branches made a roof’; ‘This makes a fine introduction’;

Makeverb

reach a goal, e.g.,

‘make the first team’; ‘We made it!’; ‘She may not make the grade’;

Makeverb

be or be capable of being changed or made into;

‘He makes a great host’; ‘He will make a fine father’;

Makeverb

make by shaping or bringing together constituents;

‘make a dress’; ‘make a cake’; ‘make a wall of stones’;

Makeverb

perform or carry out;

‘make a decision’; ‘make a move’; ‘make advances’; ‘make a phone call’;

Makeverb

make by combining materials and parts;

‘this little pig made his house out of straw’; ‘Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer’;

Makeverb

change from one form into another;

‘make water into wine’; ‘make lead into gold’; ‘make clay into bricks’;

Makeverb

act in a certain way so as to acquire;

‘make friends’; ‘make enemies’;

Makeverb

charge with a function; charge to be;

‘She was named Head of the Committee’; ‘She was made president of the club’;

Makeverb

achieve a point or goal;

‘Nicklaus had a 70’; ‘The Brazilian team got 4 goals’; ‘She made 29 points that day’;

Makeverb

reach a destination, either real or abstract;

‘We hit Detroit by noon’; ‘The water reached the doorstep’; ‘We barely made it to the finish line’; ‘I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts’;

Makeverb

institute, enact, or establish;

‘make laws’;

Makeverb

carry out or commit;

‘make a mistake’; ‘commit a faux-pas’;

Makeverb

add up to;

‘four and four make eight’;

Makeverb

form by assembling individuals or constituents;

‘Make a quorum’; ‘The branches made a roof’;

Makeverb

organize or be responsible for;

‘hold a reception’; ‘have, throw, or make a party’; ‘give a course’;

Makeverb

prepare for eating by applying heat;

‘Cook me dinner, please’; ‘can you make me an omelette?’; ‘fix breakfast for the guests, please’;

Makeverb

put in order or neaten;

‘make the bed’; ‘make up a room’;

Makeverb

head into a specified direction;

‘The escaped convict took to the hills’; ‘We made for the mountains’;

Makeverb

have a bowel movement;

‘The dog had made in the flower beds’;

Makeverb

undergo fabrication or creation;

‘This wool makes into a nice sweater’;

Makeverb

be suitable for;

‘Wood makes good furniture’;

Makeverb

amount to;

‘This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living’;

Makeverb

constitute the essence of;

‘Clothes make the man’;

Makeverb

appear to begin an activity;

‘He made to speak but said nothing i the end’; ‘She made a if to say hello to us’;

Makeverb

proceed along a path;

‘work one's way through the crowd’; ‘make one's way into the forest’;

Makeverb

reach in time;

‘We barely made the plane’;

Makeverb

gather and light the materials for;

‘make a fire’;

Makeverb

induce to have sex;

‘Harry finally seduced Sally’; ‘Did you score last night?’; ‘Harry made Sally’;

Makeverb

assure the success of;

‘A good review by this critic will make your play!’;

Makeverb

represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like;

‘She makes like an actress’;

Makeverb

consider as being;

‘It wasn't the problem some people made it’;

Makeverb

calculate as being;

‘I make the height about 100 feet’;

Makeverb

cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable;

‘make my day’;

Makeverb

favor the development of;

‘Practice makes the winner’;

Makeverb

develop into;

‘He will make a splendid father!’;

Makeverb

behave in a certain way;

‘make merry’;

Makeverb

eliminate urine;

‘Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug’;

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