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  Definition of make up
  1. apply make-up or cosmetics to one''s face to appear prettier; "She makes herself up every morning"
  2. put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room"
  3. come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
  4. make up something artificial or untrue
  5. devise or compose; "This designer makes up our Spring collections"; "He designed women''s shoes"
  6. do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
  7. make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point; "I have to make up a French exam"; "Can I catch up with the material or is it too late?"
  8. form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise h
Similar Words: make, reconcile, patch up, conciliate, settle, fabricate, manufacture, cook up, invent, pay, pay off, compensate, catch up with, constitute, represent, comprise, be

 

See Also: pay back, pay off, get, fix

 

Hyponyms: lipstick, rouge, powder, propitiate, appease, make peace, mythologize, mythologise, confabulate, trump up, concoct, spin, vamp, vamp up, make, compose, form, constitute, range, straddle, fall into, fall under, present, pose, supplement

 

Grouped Verbs: make

 

Derivational Morphology: makeup, make-up, war paint, conciliation, reconciliation, rapprochement, invention, fabrication, fiction, fable, fictionalization, fictionalisation, storyteller, fibber, fabricator, compensation, recompense, wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary, payee, payer, remunerator, constitution, composition

 

Anagrams: makeup

 

 
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