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make up

verb

1 make up

Form or compose.

synonyms: be, comprise, constitute, represent.

Roget 54: be composed of, be made of, be formed of, be made up of; consist of, be resolved into.    include etc. (in a class) 76; contain, hold, comprehend, take in, ... show more

Roget 52: be complete etc. adj.; come to a head.    render complete etc. adj.; complete etc. (accomplish) 729; fill, charge, ... show more



2 make up

Devise or compose.

3 make up

Do or give something to somebody in return.

synonyms: compensate, pay, pay off.

Dutch: lonen, renderen

4 make up

Make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point:
— I have to make up a French exam.

synonym: catch up with.

5 make up

Concoct something artificial or untrue.

synonyms: cook up, fabricate, invent, manufacture.

6 make up

Put in order or neaten:
— Make up a room.

synonym: make.

7 make up

Adjust for.

synonyms: compensate, correct, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up.

Dutch: compenseren, goedmaken, vergoeden

8 make up

Come to terms.

synonyms: conciliate, patch up, reconcile, settle.

Dutch: goedmaken, verzoenen

9 make up

Apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier.


Moby thesaurus: accommodate, accomplish, accumulate, ad-lib, adjust, agglomerate, aggregate, aggroup, amass, arrange, assemble, atone for, balance, batch, beget, blend, breed, brew, bring forth, bring into being ... show more.

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