HyperDic: make_up

English > 9 senses of the expression make up:
VERBstativemake up, constitute, represent, comprise, beform or compose
creationmake updevise or compose
possessionmake up, pay, pay off, compensatedo or give something to somebody in return
socialmake up, catch up withmake up work that was missed due to absence at a later point
creationmake up, fabricate, manufacture, cook up, inventmake up something artificial or untrue
changemake up, makeput in order or neaten
stativemake up, compensate, counterbalance, correct, even out, even off, even upadjust for
communicationmake up, reconcile, patch up, conciliate, settlecome to terms
bodymake upapply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier
English > make up: 9 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningform or compose.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsconstitute, represent, comprise, be
Narrowercomposeform the substance of
fall into, fall underBe included in or classified as
form, constitute, makeTo compose or represent
makeconstitute the essence of
present, poseintroduce
range, straddleRange or extend over
supplementServe as a supplement to
Spanishconstituir, integrar, representar, ser
Catalanconstituir, formar, integrar, representar, ser
Nounsmakeup, make-upthe way in which someone or something is composed
English > make up: 9 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningdevise or compose.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderdesigncreate the design for
Spanishdiseñar, idear
Catalandissenyar, idear
English > make up: 9 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningDo or give something to somebody in return.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymspay, pay off, compensate
Broadersettledispose of
Spanishcompensar, indemnizar, recompensar
Catalancompensar, indemnitzar
English > make up: 9 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningmake up work that was missed due to absence at a later point.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I have to make up a French exam"
Synonymcatch up with
Broaderrecover, recoup, recuperateregain or make up for
Spanishreponer
Nounsmakeup, make-upan event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event
English > make up: 9 senses > verb 5, creation
Meaningmake up something artificial or untrue.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsfabricate, manufacture, cook up, invent
Narrowerconfabulateunconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
mythologize, mythologiseConstruct a myth
spinmake up a story
trump up, concoctinvent
vamp, vamp upmake up
Broaderthink up, think of, dream up, hatch, concoctdevise or invent / invent
See alsomakemake or cause to be or to become
Spanishfabricar, inventar
Catalanfabricar, inventar
English > make up: 9 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningput in order or neaten.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "make up a room"
Synonymmake
Broadertidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square awayput (things or places) in order
Similar tomakeGather and light the materials for
Catalanendreçar, fer
English > make up: 9 senses > verb 7, stative
MeaningAdjust for.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymscompensate, counterbalance, correct, even out, even off, even up
Narrowercarrycompensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance
cover, compensate, overcompensatemake up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
Broaderbalance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibriseBring into balance or equilibrium
Spanishcompensar, contrapesar, corregir
Catalancontrapesar
English > make up: 9 senses > verb 8, communication
MeaningCome to terms.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsreconcile, patch up, conciliate, settle
Narrowermake peaceend hostilities
propitiate, appeasemake peace with
Broaderagree, hold, concur, concordBe in accord / accord
Spanishavenir, conciliar, decidir, reconciliar
Catalandecidir
English > make up: 9 senses > verb 9, body
Meaningapply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
NarrowerhighlightApply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent
lipstickapply lipstick to
powderapply powder to
rougeredden by applying rouge to
Broadergroom, neatencare for one's external appearance
Spanishmaquillarse, maquillar
Catalanmaquillar-se, maquillar
Nounsmakeup, make-upcosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance

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