What does make up mean?

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make up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. makeup, make-upnoun

    an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event

    "he missed the test and had to take a makeup"; "the two teams played a makeup one week later"

  2. constitution, composition, physical composition, makeup, make-upnoun

    the way in which someone or something is composed

  3. makeup, make-up, war paintverb

    cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance

  4. constitute, represent, make up, comprise, beverb

    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"

  5. make upverb

    devise or compose

    "This designer makes up our Spring collections"

  6. pay, pay off, make up, compensateverb

    do or give something to somebody in return

    "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"

  7. make up, catch up withverb

    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. fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, inventverb

    make up something artificial or untrue

  9. make, make upverb

    put in order or neaten

    "make the bed"; "make up a room"

  10. compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even upverb

    adjust for

    "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

  11. reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, settleverb

    come to terms

    "After some discussion we finally made up"

  12. make upverb

    apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier

    "She makes herself up every morning"


  1. make upverb

    to constitute; to compose; to form

  2. make upverb

    to compensate, fill in or catch up

  3. make upverb

    to invent, imagine, or concoct (a story, claim, etc.)

  4. make upverb

    to assemble, or mix

  5. make upverb

    to apply cosmetics or makeup

  6. make upverb

    to resolve, forgive or smooth over an argument or fight

  7. make upverb

    To overcome a disadvantage


  1. Make Up

    Make Up is a 1973 album by Flower Travellin' Band. It was a double album, featuring some live and studio recordings. It featured a guest appearance of Yuya Uchida. Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7 and 8 were recorded live at Yokosuka Bunka Kaikan, Yokusuka, on September 16, 1972. On the 2004 double CD release there is a live version of "Satori, Pt. 2" before "After the Concert". "Slowly But Surely" was covered by the thrash metal band Outrage for their 1988 debut album, Black Clouds. "Hiroshima" and the title track were covered by Cult of Personality and thrash metal band United respectively, for the 2000 Flower Travellin' Band Tribute album.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of make up in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of make up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of make up in a Sentence

  1. Buzz Aldrin:

    Well I think we need to build up an alliance. And since weve been marking time for 10, 15 years I would call it the next step, space Alliance. Those are the capable space agencies and commercial activities that can make up the capability to carry out things.

  2. Douglas Depietro:

    You've an entirely different make-up of stocks. Real earnings and revenue are driving the Nasdaq now, anything with a website went to $100 back then.

  3. Maira Bes-Rastrollo:

    Ultraprocessed foods already make up more than half of the total dietary energy consumed in high-income countries such as USA, Canada and the UK, in the case of Spain, consumption of ultraprocessed food almost tripled between 1990 and 2010.

  4. Donald Trump:

    One of the reasons I respect Paul Manafort so much is Paul Manafort went through that trial, you know, they make up stories. People make up stories.

  5. Jonathan Zachreson:

    They're not addressing the fact that we have more than doubled up rates of chronic absenteeism due to quarantine policies. You know, we have situations where we're unnecessarily testing and that's causing problems and invasive. Schools are spending a lot of money on tests and other unnecessary procedures, when they really could be doing things to make up the difference.

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Translations for make up

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  • konsistigiEsperanto
  • compensar, maquillar, fabricar, constituir, maquillarse, inventar, reconciliarseSpanish
  • makillatu, asmatuBasque
  • آرایشPersian
  • korvata, keksiä, tehdä sovinto, sepittää, hyvittää, sopia, valmistaa, muodostaa, ehostaa, meikataFinnish
  • inventer, compenser, se réconcilier, maquiller, controuverFrench
  • folíonIrish
  • összeállít, pótol, kieszel, bepótol, kifest, sminkel, kitalálHungarian
  • kompletigarIdo
  • rimediare, immaginarsi, truccarsi, mettere su, tirare fuori, recuperare, comporsi, improvvisare, fabbricare, inventareItalian
  • ಸೌಂದರ್ಯ ವರ್ಧಕKannada
  • 구성하다Korean
  • utgjøreNorwegian
  • wymyślić, pogodzić sięPolish
  • resolver, maquiar, fazer as pazes, inventarPortuguese
  • собрать, придумывать, мириться, возмещать, компенсировать, собирать, составить, краситься, составлять, помириться, возместить, придуматьRussian
  • šminkatiSerbo-Croatian
  • kipodoziSwahili
  • maghabol, magbati, gawa, mag-imbento, mag-ayosTagalog
  • makyaj yapmakTurkish

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    the highest point (of something)
    • A. suffering
    • B. bias
    • C. apex
    • D. slip

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