Talk:make

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Questions about the definition[edit]

What on earth is the noun definition here? I don't understand it at all. Hippietrail 09:15, 9 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Same here. remake can be a noun, I think. Make might also, but not with this definition. Polyglot 09:20, 9 Apr 2004 (UTC)'

The numbering for the verbs is off, too... =/ How do I request cleanup on Wiktionary entries? Galactiger 13:21, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

To construct vs. to create/produce[edit]

Can someone add sample sentences (or better yet, cites) to demonstrate the difference between English verb senses 1 and 2? Right now 1 looks to me like a subset of 2, with no special meaning intended. —RuakhTALK 13:16, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

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English noun sense #2. An anon recently removed it, with the edit summary "/* Noun */ alright. Who actually uses it to mean that?", which is a good question. —RuakhTALK 22:36, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

rfvfailed sense deleted Cynewulf 04:03, 16 June 2007 (UTC)


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English verb sense #1. It seems to be a subset of sense #2. (This might actually be a matter for RFV, if someone can find cites where the sense is #1 to the exclusion of #2, like "He didn't create the cabin, he just made it.") —RuakhTALK 22:38, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

  • I can't think of any example sentence to distinguish the two. --EncycloPetey 22:43, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Leonardo de Vinci created many fanciful contraptions, but what did he ever make? DAVilla 18:31, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
  • An administrator hitting a delete button isn't the way to address the aforementioned concerns. Don't bring cleanup to Requests for deletion. Uncle G 13:54, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
I am probably wrong, but doesn't sense 1. include To make a model airplane following the instructions.? The item is already created, and you are just putting the pieces together. Algrif 17:48, 11 July 2007 (UTC)


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Rfd-sense (linguistics) "to form", which is just a specific example of the following more general sense "to constitute". For example, in the sentence Words form a sentence. one can equally correctly say Words constitute a sentence.Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 21:11, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Delete. — Ungoliant (Falai) 21:42, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
Deleted. - -sche (discuss) 03:18, 7 November 2013 (UTC)