make up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v make up apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier "She makes herself up every morning"
    • v make up put in order or neaten "make the bed","make up a room"
    • v make up come to terms "After some discussion we finally made up"
    • v make up make up something artificial or untrue
    • v make up devise or compose "This designer makes up our Spring collections"
    • v make up do or give something to somebody in return "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
    • v make up 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?"
    • v make up 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"
    • v make up adjust for "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Kleenex was first introduced to the market in 1924, it was marketed as a make up or cold cream remover
    • Make up to fabricate: to feign: to collect into one: to complete, supplement: to assume a particular form of features: to determine: to reckon: to make good: to repair: to harmonise, adjust
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    “It's no good agreeing with a person who can't make up his mind.”
  • John Ruskin
    “When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.”
  • Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
    “How many fools does it take to make up a public?”
  • Frank Romer
    Frank Romer
    “People will sit up and take notice of you if you will sit up and take notice of what makes them sit up and take notice.”
  • Margaret Thatcher
    “I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.”
  • Bob Wickman
    Bob Wickman
    “I never gave up, even when people told me I'd never make it.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. macian; Ger. machen.


In literature:

I wanted to make up for lost time.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
Nevertheless, he could not make up his mind to ask Polly Neefit to be his wife.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Apart from him the street is humming with talk, as the boys make up their packs upon the hard-trodden sand.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
I'm going to eradicate it from her make-up somehow, and then we're going to make a famous artist of her.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
You may make up your mind to that.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Where the natural tie is wanting, one should do everything to make up for it.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
If one member of a family lacks anything, it is good for another to make up for it.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
No, the little maid could not make up her mind to that.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
It is all true, Monsieur, but for ten years now I've given every minute of my life to making up for it, trying to redeem myself.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
Now make up your minds to make this class a success.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn

In poetry:

"Why are you weeping, ye gentle flowers?
Are ye not blest in your sunny bowers?
Have you startling dreams that make ye weep,
When waking up from your holy sleep?
"A Song Of The Flowers." by Harriet Annie Wilkins
A vague and starry magic
Makes all things mysteries,
And lures the earth's dumb spirit
Up to the longing skies:
I seem to hear dim whispers,
And tremulous replies.
"Midnight" by James Russell Lowell
And though no temple richly drest,
Nor sacrifice is here;
We'll make his temple in our breast,
And offer up a tear.
'The first stanza repeated by the Chorus.
"The Captivity" by Oliver Goldsmith
Thus, while through life we our pilgrimage take,
Hope shall spring up and o'erblossom the way;
For love of a desert a garden can make,
As dreams change the long, lonely night into day.
"Songs" by Peter John Allan
He gives his grace, our gloomy minds to light —
He gives his Word, to make us walk aright —
To rule us, he his holy Spirit grants —
He gives himself, to make up all our wants —
"Advice To Believe In Christ, And An Exhibition Or Display Of The Wonderful Change That Is Wrought In" by Rees Prichard
Not man, nor fiend, nor any pow'r above,
Nor ought on earth, can God's fierce wrath remove,
'Till Jesus Christ himself ('tis truth I teach)
'Twixt God and man makes up the fatal breach.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Halloween make-up tutorial: Facial gash .
But, holy canoli, nothing is quite as juicy and glamorous as the hair stylists and make-up artists of the Gatsby Salon on the Style Channel's Jerseylicious.
Columbus — A pretty package can make up for a so-so gift, says stylist-designer Rachel Zoe.
NEW YORK (AP) — A pretty package can make up for a so-so gift, says stylist-designer Rachel Zoe.
Haitian women make up roughly half of the patients giving birth in Dominican hospitals, officials here say.
Though the weather can't seem to make up its mind, restaurants in the area are set on rolling out their fall menus.
In Kansas, however, a significant swath of tallgrass prairie that makes up the Flint Hills landscape remains relatively intact.
1 wife, 1 daughter & 1 Boston Terrier make up the family.
As the wireless industry matures, replacement handsets make up three-quarters of handset sales.
The 36 ancient streets that make up Hanoi 's Old Quarter are a maze of madness filled with treasures.
Pregnant women who crave pickles may unconsciously be trying to make up for a mineral deficiency.
The last 10 shows were make-up shows from a cancel earlier in the year.
I am afraid that I have fallen a bit behind in my posting responsibilities I hope this makes up.
Public opinion has been swinging wildly, but as the 2012 campaign moves into higher gear voters will start making up their minds.
But I could not make up this sinister state of affairs on a very large bet.

In science:

Thus, if the section σ is given, vE and f E ,σ determine each other, because the mappings σ(a)χ−1 together make up an isomorphism of A-sets from [[E , π ]] to M .
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
The minimal orbits in Y ss − Y st parametrize rational ellip0 -fibers or a I ∗ tic surfaces with two I ∗ 4 -fiber (they make up a rational curve).
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
Since the Casimir operators commute with all the elements in G, they make up the center of the associative algebra (6.4).
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
The energy level series of a quantum system make up an irregular continuous but non-differentiable self-affine fractal curve described by a fractal dimension D.
Quantum correlations from Brownian diffusion of chaotic level-spacings
If combined with “randomness”, which might have a classical chaotic origin, make up what we call quantum chaos.
Quantum correlations from Brownian diffusion of chaotic level-spacings