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Make vs. Do

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Makeverb

(transitive) To create.

Doverb

(auxiliary) A syntactic marker

Makeverb

To build, construct, or produce.

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

Doverb

(auxiliary) A syntactic marker in a question whose main verb is not another auxiliary verb or be.

‘Do you go there often?’;

Makeverb

To write or compose.

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

Doverb

(auxiliary) A syntactic marker in negations with the indicative and imperative moods.

‘I do not go there often.’; ‘Do not listen to him.’;

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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.’;

Doverb

(auxiliary) A syntactic marker for emphasis with the indicative, imperative, and subjunctive moods.

‘But I do go sometimes.’; ‘Do tell us.’; ‘It is important that he do come see me.’;

Makeverb

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

‘God made earth and heaven.’;

Doverb

(pro-verb) A syntactic marker that refers back to an earlier verb and allows the speaker to avoid repeating the verb; not generally used with auxiliaries such as "be".

‘I play tennis; she does too.’;

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.’;

Doverb

(transitive) To perform; to execute.

‘all you ever do is surf the Internet;’; ‘what will you do this afternoon?’;

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Makeverb

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

Doverb

(obsolete) To cause, make (someone) (do something).

Makeverb

To constitute.

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

Doverb

To suffice.

‘it’s not the best broom, but it will have to do;’; ‘this will do me, thanks.’;

Makeverb

To interpret.

‘I don’t know what to make of it.’;

Doverb

(intransitive) To be reasonable or acceptable.

‘It simply will not do to have dozens of children running around such a quiet event.’;

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Makeverb

To bring into success.

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

Doverb

(transitive) To have (as an effect).

‘The fresh air did him some good.’;

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.’;

Doverb

(intransitive) To fare; to succeed or fail.

‘Our relationship isn't doing very well;’; ‘how do you do?’;

Makeverb

To cause to appear to be; to represent as.

Doverb

To have as one's job.

‘What does Bob do? — He's a plumber.’;

Makeverb

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

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

Doverb

To perform the tasks or actions associated with (something)

‘"Don't forget to do your report" means something quite different depending on whether you're a student or a programmer.’;

Makeverb

To force to do.

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

Doverb

To cook.

‘I'll just do some eggs.’;

Makeverb

To indicate or suggest to be.

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

Doverb

(transitive) To travel in, to tour, to make a circuit of.

‘Let’s do New York also.’;

Makeverb

To cover neatly with bedclothes.

Doverb

(transitive) To treat in a certain way.

Makeverb

To recognise, identify.

Doverb

(transitive) To work for or on, by way of caring for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order, etc.

Makeverb

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

‘We should make Cincinnati by 7 tonight.’;

Doverb

To act or behave in a certain manner; to conduct oneself.

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.’;

Doverb

(transitive) (see also do time) To spend (time) in jail.

‘I did five years for armed robbery.’;

Makeverb

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

Doverb

(transitive) To impersonate or depict.

‘They really laughed when he did Clinton, with a perfect accent and a leer.’;

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.’;

Doverb

To kill.

Makeverb

To appoint; to name.

Doverb

To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo; to ruin; to do for.

Makeverb

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

Doverb

(informal) To punish for a misdemeanor.

‘He got done for speeding.’; ‘Teacher'll do you for that!’;

Makeverb

To defecate or urinate.

Doverb

To have sex with. (See also do it)

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.’;

Doverb

(transitive) To cheat or swindle.

‘That guy just did me out of two hundred bucks!’;

Makeverb

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

Doverb

(transitive) To convert into a certain form; especially, to translate.

‘the novel has just been done into English;’; ‘I'm going to do this play into a movie’;

Makeverb

To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.

Doverb

To finish.

‘Aren't you done yet?’;

Makeverb

To enact; to establish.

Doverb

To work as a domestic servant (with for).

Makeverb

To develop into; to prove to be.

‘She'll make a fine president.’;

Doverb

Used to form the present progressive of verbs.

Makeverb

To form or formulate in the mind.

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

Doverb

(stock exchange) To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.

Makeverb

To perform a feat.

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

Doverb

To make or provide.

‘Do they do haircuts there?’; ‘Could you do me a burger with mayonnaise instead of ketchup?’;

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.

Doverb

To injure (one's own body part).

Makeverb

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

Doverb

(transitive) To take drugs.

‘I do cocaine.’;

Makeverb

(obsolete) To be engaged or concerned in.

Doverb

to have a purpose or reason

‘What's that car doing in our swimming pool?’;

Makeverb

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

Donoun

(colloquial) A party, celebration, social function.

‘We’re having a bit of a do on Saturday to celebrate my birthday.’;

Makeverb

To take the virginity of.

Donoun

(informal) A hairdo.

‘Nice do!’;

Makenoun

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

‘What make of car do you drive?’;

Donoun

Something that can or should be done (usually in the phrase dos and don'ts).

Makenoun

How a thing is made; construction. s

Donoun

(obsolete) A deed; an act.

Makenoun

Origin of a manufactured article; manufacture. s

‘The camera was of German make.’;

Donoun

(archaic) Ado; bustle; stir; to-do; A period of confusion or argument.

Makenoun

(uncountable) Quantity produced, especially of materials. s

Donoun

A cheat; a swindler.

Makenoun

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

Donoun

An act of swindling; a fraud or deception.

Makenoun

A person's character or disposition. s

Donoun

(music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the first and eighth tonic of a major scale.

Makenoun

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

Doadverb

(rare) lang=en

Makenoun

(physics) The closing of an electrical circuit. s

Donoun

A syllable attached to the first tone of the major diatonic scale for the purpose of solmization, or solfeggio. It is the first of the seven syllables used by the Italians as manes of musical tones, and replaced, for the sake of euphony, the syllable Ut, applied to the note C. In England and America the same syllables are used by many as a scale pattern, while the tones in respect to absolute pitch are named from the first seven letters of the alphabet.

Makenoun

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

Donoun

Deed; act; fear.

Makenoun

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

Donoun

Ado; bustle; stir; to do.

‘A great deal of do, and a great deal of trouble.’;

Makenoun

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

Donoun

A cheat; a swindle.

Makenoun

A promotion.

Do

To place; to put.

Makenoun

A home-made project

Do

To cause; to make; - with an infinitive.

‘My lord Abbot of Westminster did do shewe to me late certain evidences.’; ‘I shall . . . your cloister do make.’; ‘A fatal plague which many did to die.’; ‘We do you to wit [i. e., We make you to know] of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia.’;

Makenoun

(basketball) A made basket.

Do

To bring about; to produce, as an effect or result; to effect; to achieve.

‘The neglecting it may do much danger.’; ‘He waved indifferently 'twixt doing them neither good not harm.’;

Makenoun

(dialectal) Mate; a spouse or companion.

Do

To perform, as an action; to execute; to transact to carry out in action; as, to do a good or a bad act; do our duty; to do what I can.

‘Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work.’; ‘We did not do these things.’; ‘You can not do wrong without suffering wrong.’;

Makenoun

A halfpenny.

Do

To bring to an end by action; to perform completely; to finish; to accomplish; - a sense conveyed by the construction, which is that of the past participle done.

Makenoun

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

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

Do

To make ready for an object, purpose, or use, as food by cooking; to cook completely or sufficiently; as, the meat is done on one side only.

Makenoun

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

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

Do

To put or bring into a form, state, or condition, especially in the phrases, to do death, to put to death; to slay; to do away (often do away with), to put away; to remove; to do on, to put on; to don; to do off, to take off, as dress; to doff; to do into, to put into the form of; to translate or transform into, as a text.

‘Done to death by slanderous tongues.’; ‘The ground of the difficulty is done away.’; ‘Suspicions regarding his loyalty were entirely done away.’; ‘To do on our own harness, that we may not; but we must do on the armor of God.’; ‘Then Jason rose and did on him a fairBlue woolen tunic.’; ‘Though the former legal pollution be now done off, yet there is a spiritual contagion in idolatry as much to be shunned.’; ‘It ["Pilgrim's Progress"] has been done into verse: it has been done into modern English.’;

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.’;

Do

To cheat; to gull; to overreach.

‘He was not be done, at his time of life, by frivolous offers of a compromise that might have secured him seventy-five per cent.’;

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.’;

Do

To see or inspect; to explore; as, to do all the points of interest.

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.’;

Do

To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.

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.’;

Do

To perform work upon, about, for, or at, by way of caring for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order, or the like.

‘The sergeants seem to do themselves pretty well.’;

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.’;

Do

To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo; to ruin; to do for.

‘Sometimes they lie in wait in these dark streets, and fracture his skull, . . . or break his arm, or cut the sinew of his wrist; and that they call doing him.’; ‘Rarely . . . did the wrongs of individuals to the knowledge of the public.’; ‘My brightest hopes giving dark fears a being.As the light does the shadow.’;

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.’;

Doverb

To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self.

‘They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment.’;

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.’;

Doverb

To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how he did; how do you do to-day?

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.’;

Doverb

To succeed; to avail; to answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be found, he will make this do.

‘You would do well to prefer a bill against all kings and parliaments since the Conquest; and if that won't do; challenge the crown.’; ‘Some folks are happy and easy in mind when their victim is stabbed and done for.’;

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.’;

Donoun

an uproarious party

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.’;

Donoun

the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization

Makeverb

To be engaged or concerned in.

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

Donoun

doctor's degree in osteopathy

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!’;

Doverb

engage in;

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

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.’;

Doverb

carry out or perform an action;

‘John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters’; ‘the skater executed a triple pirouette’; ‘she did a little dance’;

Makeverb

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

Doverb

get (something) done;

‘I did my job’;

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.’;

Doverb

proceed or get along;

‘How is she doing in her new job?’; ‘How are you making out in graduate school?’; ‘He's come a long way’;

Makeverb

To increase; to augment; to accrue.

Doverb

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

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

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.’;

Doverb

carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions;

‘practice law’;

Makenoun

a recognizable kind;

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

Doverb

be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity;

‘A few words would answer’; ‘This car suits my purpose well’; ‘Will $100 do?’; ‘A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school’; ‘Nothing else will serve’;

Makenoun

the act of mixing cards haphazardly

Doverb

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

engage in;

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

Doverb

behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself;

‘You should act like an adult’; ‘Don't behave like a fool’; ‘What makes her do this way?’; ‘The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people’;

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’;

Doverb

spend time in prison or in a labor camp;

‘He did six years for embezzlement’;

Makeverb

make or cause to be or to become;

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

Doverb

carry on or manage;

‘We could do with a little more help around here’;

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’;

Doverb

arrange attractively;

‘dress my hair for the wedding’;

Makeverb

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

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

Doverb

travel or traverse (a distance);

‘This car does 150 miles per hour’; ‘We did 6 miles on our hike every day’;

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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