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Make in a Sentence

Examples of make in a sentence

Make is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!

When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand make (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use make in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of make, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.

Below you will find the definition of make, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(verb) - earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

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EXAMPLES - Make in a Sentence

  1. _his_ goods and make him buy them -- yes, _make_ him. (source)
  2. One mistake to make is to forget this and be moving around. (source)
  3. "I'll just make un -- I'll just _make_ un," said her father. (source)
  4. Discuss: Does the new title make you more likely to see the movie? (source)
  5. The term make-or-break may apply to Sunday's 207th Merseyside derby. (source)
  6. Just reading the title make you want to think ........ is it a drink? (source)
  7. I could make you marry me -- _make_ you, mind -- but you are not worth it. (source)
  8. But, as long as you work or worked for someone else, all you gonna make is a living. (source)
  9. They don't want to make stations to distribute a product that, for the most part, * they make*. (source)
  10. You can pretty well summarize the first three Habits with the expression "make and keep a promise." (source)
  11. Cartoon illustrations, a chunky format and pants in the title make this an easy choice for new readers. (source)
  12. "Fine feathers make fine birds," the old proverb tells us; but no amount of fine dressing will ever _make_ a lady. (source)
  13. It was as if a little mechanical toy should be contrived to make the motion of striking, and brilliantly _make_ it. (source)
  14. She can make such a deal out of nothing, and she does n't stand at trouble when she wants to _make_ people like her. (source)
  15. For folks like DRR and pseudonymous in nc the only arguments they are able to make is to call their opponents racist. (source)
  16. /* Zero Query Results * /if (mysql_num_rows ($result) $sql = "SELECT COUNT (make) FROM listings WHERE make = '$make'"; (source)
  17. Also the combination of the cover and the title make this a hard book to take seriously and really get excited to read. (source)
  18. In particular, President Obama's -- one of his top priorities to the campaign has been what he called a make-work-pay-tax-cut. (source)
  19. "I'd make everybody on the division wish their own name was Toddles before I was through with them, and I'd _make_ a job for myself." (source)
  20. A mistake ADA's tend to make is to fail to respond to leave applications -- generally in other departments, of course, not the 4th Dept. (source)
  21. Constant, intense, intimate relating without any respite other than physical isolation can and please pardon the expression make you nuts. (source)
  22. The other major shift that business families are trying to make is to include their daughters as well in the succession and discussion plan. (source)
  23. While making his introduction to what he called a "make or break moment for the middle class," Obama appeared to stumble over which state he was in. (source)
  24. We ask you, then, to remember that our growth -- and your opportunities -- depend not only upon the friends we make, but _the enemies we do not make_. (source)
  25. Those who use the term make it clear that it means the USA is an unjust and oppressive society, and they wish to overturn all those who have economic and political power. (source)
  26. This isn't so unusual; in fact, one of the commonest mistakes readers seem to make is to assume that depicting a specific situation implies that the author approves of it. (source)
  27. Plus, I like to check the quality of a book before I buy..make sure the glue is adequate and the cover isn't pulling away from the binding, check to make sure I am getting a 1st edition, etc. (source)
  28. Lyrically, the song's clever use of the words in the title make it plain that the singer wants his love with him wherever he goes, marveling that the object of his affection is "Changing my life/With a wave of her hand." (source)
  29. This privilege gave them an immense and dangerous influence in private life, whence the Hawaiian proverb: The priest's man is inviolable, the chief's man is the prey of death, _Aole e make ko ke kahuna kanaka, o ko ke 'lii kanaka ke make_. (source)
  30. As they've already invested so much into creating Spore as an IP, even discussing the possibility of licensing the core game itself for other developers to make games based on it, it was only natural that we'd be seeing the title make its way out to some other platforms. (source)
  31. Those who use the term make clear that it means the United States is an unjust and oppressive society, and that the solution is for community organizers to organize the poor and minorities to demonstrate and to demand political power so they will be given government handouts. (source)
  32. In such a case the professor should simply state his or her own political commitments at the beginning and then in the course of the term make sure that he or she presents the strongest possible arguments for all relevant views, including those that differ from his or her own. (source)
  33. "The charity of students has in these latter days grown cold, so that they no longer make collections for the Doctors and Masters of their several faculties, nor _make due presents to the Bedels_; therefore it is decreed that henceforth all scholars, on receiving notices from a (source)
  34. {74a} if hee [so] doe not the Myner shall [make and] levy _and_ Hue and crye. _make_ huy and cry agt the horse and then the horse shall bee forfeit to the King for the hue and cry made and levied And yet ye Miner shall present the debtor in the Mine Law _the_ wch is Court for the Myne (source)
  35. I remember once Mother had been trying to make us forgive each other's trespasses, and Arthur would say that you cannot _make_ yourself feel kindly to them that trespass against you; and Mother said if you make yourself do right, then at last you get to feel right; and it was very soon after this that Harry and Christopher quarrelled, and would not forgive each other's trespasses in the least, in spite of all that I could do to try and make peace between them. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 63.0, which suggests that "make" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.


We have 49 synonyms for make.

accomplish, adjust, arrange, assemble, beget, brew, bring about, cause, compose, conceive, constitute, construct, cook, cook up, dash off, draw on, dream up, effect, engender, fabricate, fashion, forge, form, frame, generate, get ready, give rise to, hatch, initiate, invent, knock off, lead to, manufacture, mold, occasion, originate, parent, prepare, procreate, produce, put together, secure, shape, spawn, synthesize, tear off, throw together, whip, whip out


We have 40 antonyms for make.

break, calculate, confuse, crush, demolish, demote, deny, derange, destroy, disallow, disarrange, discourage, dismantle, disorder, disorganize, disperse, dissuade, divide, end, fail, finish, give up, halt, ignore, kill, lose, measure, neglect, prevent, raze, refuse, refute, renounce, ruin, scatter, separate, stop, tell truth, terminate, veto


Pronunciation: (māk)

Syllabification: ['make']


View up to 25 definitions of make from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (verb-transitive) To cause to exist or happen; bring about; create: made problems for us; making a commotion.
  2. (verb-transitive) To bring into existence by shaping, modifying, or putting together material; construct: make a dress; made a stone wall.
  3. (verb-transitive) To form by assembling individuals or constituents: make a quorum.
  4. (verb-transitive) To change from one form or function to another: make clay into bricks.
  5. (verb-transitive) To cause to be or become: made her position clear; a decision that made him happy.