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make up meaning and definition

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MAKE UP verb

Definition of make up (verb)

  1. 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 his entire army"
    • synonyms: be, comprise, constitute, represent
  2. devise or compose
    • "This designer makes up our Spring collections"
  3. do or give something to somebody in return
  4. 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?"
    • synonyms: catch up with
  5. make up something artificial or untrue
  6. put in order or neaten
    • "make the bed"; "make up a room"
    • synonyms: make
  7. adjust for
  8. come to terms
  9. apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier
    • "She makes herself up every morning"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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