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1. sense

verb. ['ˈsɛns'] perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles.

Synonyms

  • perceive
  • comprehend

Antonyms

  • insignificance
  • unimportance
  • significant

Etymology

  • sense (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Make Sense

  • misrepresents
  • nondefense
  • commonsense
  • suspense
  • pretense
  • expense
  • dispense
  • condense
  • intense
  • incense
  • defense
  • defence
  • commence
  • whence
  • spens
  • spence
  • offense
  • immense
  • ferenc
  • thence
  • tense
  • pense
  • pence
  • hense
  • hence
  • fence
  • dense
  • cents
  • bence

2. sense

noun. ['ˈsɛns'] a general conscious awareness.

Synonyms

  • sense of responsibility
  • sense of direction
  • knowingness
  • consciousness
  • awareness
  • cognisance

Antonyms

  • inanimateness
  • insentience
  • effector
  • sensitizing

Etymology

  • sense (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. sense

noun. ['ˈsɛns'] the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted.

Synonyms

  • import
  • acceptation
  • meaning
  • word meaning
  • signified
  • signification
  • word sense

Antonyms

  • judgment in personam
  • judiciousness
  • injudiciousness
  • approval

Etymology

  • sense (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. sense

noun. ['ˈsɛns'] the faculty through which the external world is apprehended.

Synonyms

  • sentiency
  • module
  • sensibility
  • sensitiveness
  • sentience
  • sense modality
  • mental faculty
  • sensory faculty
  • sensory system
  • modality
  • sensitivity
  • faculty

Antonyms

  • unperceptiveness
  • insensitiveness
  • sentient
  • insentient

Etymology

  • sense (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. make

verb. ['ˈmeɪk'] engage in.

Synonyms

  • exaggerate
  • overdo

Antonyms

  • wake
  • fall asleep
  • tall

Etymology

  • make (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • makr (Old Norse)
  • maken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • macian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. make

verb. ['ˈmeɪk'] give certain properties to something.

Synonyms

  • have
  • leave
  • alter
  • modify
  • render
  • change
  • get

Antonyms

  • encumbered
  • undiscerning
  • gross
  • qualified

Etymology

  • make (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • makr (Old Norse)
  • maken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • macian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. make

verb. ['ˈmeɪk'] make or cause to be or to become.

Synonyms

  • establish
  • clear
  • create from raw material
  • institute
  • start
  • make for
  • beat
  • beget
  • elicit
  • choreograph
  • organise
  • enkindle
  • create mentally
  • substantiate
  • offset
  • bring forth
  • reproduce
  • bring about
  • play
  • direct
  • derive
  • distil
  • tack together
  • set up
  • multiply
  • suds
  • raise
  • blast
  • prepare
  • produce
  • create from raw stuff
  • fire
  • invoke
  • recreate
  • regenerate
  • father
  • generate
  • sire
  • provoke
  • give rise
  • distill
  • form
  • conjure
  • actualize
  • write
  • create
  • manufacture
  • scrape
  • stir
  • put on
  • puncture
  • bring up
  • copy
  • track
  • originate
  • wreak
  • call forth
  • turn in
  • actualise
  • conjure up
  • put together
  • give
  • lay down
  • tack
  • twine
  • put forward
  • mother
  • arouse
  • educe
  • short
  • style
  • extract
  • spume
  • incorporate
  • shell
  • press
  • yield
  • cut
  • strike
  • realize
  • kindle
  • bring
  • compose
  • cleave
  • film-make
  • create verbally
  • assemble
  • initiate
  • short-circuit
  • piece
  • organize
  • re-create
  • work
  • froth
  • turn out
  • build
  • bear
  • evoke
  • film
  • call down
  • grind
  • get
  • do
  • chop
  • engender
  • realise
  • create by mental act
  • cause
  • construct

Antonyms

  • divide
  • decrease
  • fall
  • lower

Etymology

  • make (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • makr (Old Norse)
  • maken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • macian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. make

verb. ['ˈmeɪk'] give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally.

Synonyms

  • shape
  • facilitate
  • propel
  • incite
  • spawn
  • provoke
  • initiate
  • mold
  • force
  • pioneer
  • prompt
  • effectuate
  • effect
  • create
  • impel
  • move
  • influence
  • determine
  • evoke
  • motivate
  • do
  • set up
  • regulate
  • engender
  • actuate
  • breed
  • cause
  • call forth
  • occasion

Antonyms

  • de-energise
  • de-energize
  • dishearten
  • discourage

Etymology

  • make (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • makr (Old Norse)
  • maken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • macian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. make

verb. ['ˈmeɪk'] cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner.

Synonyms

  • bring
  • decide
  • obligate
  • oblige
  • have
  • suborn
  • prompt
  • induce
  • instigate
  • encourage
  • get
  • lead
  • compel
  • let
  • inspire
  • stimulate
  • solicit
  • cause

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • undock
  • indirect

Etymology

  • make (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • makr (Old Norse)
  • maken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • macian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. make

verb. ['ˈmeɪk'] create or manufacture a man-made product.

Synonyms

  • extrude
  • proof
  • generate
  • custom-make
  • bootleg
  • laminate
  • slap together
  • underproduce
  • churn out
  • put out
  • dummy up
  • throw together
  • render
  • dummy
  • create
  • return
  • turn out
  • refashion
  • burn
  • reproduce
  • clap up
  • customise
  • customize
  • machine
  • confect
  • publish
  • redo
  • make over
  • output
  • smelt
  • prefabricate
  • overproduce
  • print
  • cut
  • squeeze out
  • preassemble
  • pulsate
  • yield
  • breed
  • pulse
  • elaborate
  • produce
  • clap together
  • tailor-make
  • fudge together
  • remake

Antonyms

  • descent
  • worsen
  • discharge
  • begin

Etymology

  • make (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • makr (Old Norse)
  • maken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • macian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word make-sense


1. Noun Phrase
Paying two employees who do the same work different pay based on one’s longer seniority might make sense, but still galls the lower-paid worker.

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