4 [transitive] to cause someone or something to be in a particular state or to change to another state
make someone do something: This film always makes me cry.
make yourself heard/understood etc: I know enough Japanese to make myself understood.
make something difficult/easy etc: The noise in the school makes learning difficult.
make someone feel ill/sad/strange etc: The smell of fish makes me feel ill.
make someone look fat/thin/younger etc: That haircut makes you look ten years younger.
make someone happy/sad/angry etc: Listening to the news just makes me angry these days.
make something nice/pretty/attractive etc: I want to make the place nice for when they arrive.
make someone famous/popular etc: It was television that made her so popular.
make it clear/obvious/plain etc (that): I’d like to make it clear that I had nothing to do with this.
make it known/understood (that): She made it known that she was the mayor’s wife.
make someone something: They made him head teacher after Joanne left.
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