Synonyms for making


1. devising, fashioning, making, production
usage: the act that results in something coming to be; "the devising of plans"; "the fashioning of pots and pans"; "the making of measurements"; "it was already in the making"
2. qualification, making, fitness, fittingness
usage: an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something; "her qualifications for the job are excellent"; "one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree"; "she has the makings of fine musician"
3. making, component, constituent, element
usage: (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something; "the recipe listed all the makings for a chocolate cake"


1. make, do
usage: engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution"
2. make, get, change, alter, modify
usage: 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"
3. make, create
usage: make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
4. induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make
usage: 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"
5. cause, do, make, make, create
usage: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
6. produce, make, create
usage: create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
7. draw, make, create by mental act, create mentally
usage: 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?"
8. make, cause, do, make
usage: 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"
9. create, make, make, create
usage: create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses"
10. gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in, get, acquire
usage: 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"
11. do, make, create, make
usage: 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"
12. form, constitute, make, constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be
usage: to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
13. reach, make, get to, progress to, achieve, accomplish, attain, reach
usage: reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"
14. make, become
usage: be or be capable of being changed or made into; "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father"
15. make, create from raw material, create from raw stuff
usage: make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"
16. make, perform, execute, do
usage: perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call"
17. construct, build, make, make, create
usage: make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
18. make, change, alter, modify
usage: change from one form into another; "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"
19. make, act, behave, do
usage: act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies"
20. name, nominate, make, appoint, charge
usage: charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
21. have, get, make, score, hit, tally, rack up
usage: achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
22. reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain
usage: 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"
23. lay down, establish, make, make, create
usage: institute, enact, or establish; "make laws"
24. make, perpetrate, commit, pull
usage: carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas"
25. make, assemble, gather, get together
usage: form by assembling individuals or constituents; "Make a quorum"
26. hold, throw, have, make, give, direct
usage: organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
27. make, make up, tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away
usage: put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room"
28. take, make, head
usage: head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
29. stool, defecate, shit, take a shit, take a crap, ca-ca, crap, make, excrete, egest, eliminate, pass
usage: have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds"
30. make, change
usage: undergo fabrication or creation; "This wool makes into a nice sweater"
31. make, be
usage: be suitable for; "Wood makes good furniture"
32. make, total, number, add up, come, amount
usage: add up to; "four and four make eight"
33. make, amount
usage: amount to; "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"
34. make, constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be
usage: constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man"
35. make, look, appear, seem
usage: appear to begin an activity; "He made to speak but said nothing in the end"; "She made as if to say hello to us"
36. make, work, pass, go through, go across
usage: proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest"
37. make, reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain
usage: reach in time; "We barely made the plane"
38. make, create from raw material, create from raw stuff
usage: gather and light the materials for; "make a fire"
39. cook, fix, ready, make, prepare, create from raw material, create from raw stuff
usage: prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
40. seduce, score, make, persuade
usage: induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally"
41. make, guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, secure
usage: assure the success of; "A good review by this critic will make your play!"
42. make, pretend, make believe, act, play, represent
usage: represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"
43. make, see, consider, reckon, view, regard
usage: consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it"
44. make, estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge
usage: calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet"
45. make, change, alter, modify
usage: cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; "make my day"
46. make, develop
usage: favor the development of; "Practice makes the winner"
47. make, develop, grow
usage: develop into; "He will make a splendid father!"
48. make, act, behave, do
usage: behave in a certain way; "make merry"
49. make, urinate, piddle, puddle, micturate, piss, pee, pee-pee, make water, relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny, wee, wee-wee, pass water, excrete, egest, eliminate, pass
usage: eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
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