Translation of make in Arabic:

make

Pronunciation: /meɪk/

transitive verb/فعل متعد (past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول made)

  • 1 (to create) صَنَعَ (stem vowel = a) (I) [a dress] [cake]; أَخْرَجَ (IV) [film]; حَفَرَ (stem vowel = i) (I) [hole] they make the engines يَصْنَعونَ المُحَرِّكاتِ to make sth of/out of sth else صَنَعَ شَيْئاً من شَيْءٍ آخَرَ they make gloves out of leather يَصْنَعونَ قُفّازاتٍ من الجِلْدِ it's made of gold هو مَصْنوعٌ من الذَهَبِ to make sth into sth else حَوَّلَ شَيْئاً إلى شَيْءٍ آخَرَ they make the raw cotton into cloth يَصْنَعونَ قُماشاً من القَطْنِ to make a house into apartments حَوَّلَ بَيْتاً إلى شِقَقٍ to make sth for sb, to make sb sth صَنَعَ شَيْئاً لِشَخْصٍ it's made a stain on the carpet لَطَّخَ السَجّادةَ they're making a hole in the road يَحْفِرونَ الطَريقِ made in the USA مَصْنوع في أَمْريكا God made man خَلَقَ اللهُ الإنْسانَ
  • 2 (to prepare) أَعَدَّ (IV) [the coffee] [breakfast] to make the beds رَتَّبَ السَريرَ
  • 4 (to cause to be) جَعَلَ (I) (stem vowel = a) to make sb happy/jealous جَعَلَ شَخْصاً سَعيداً \ يَشْعُرُ بالغَيْرةِ this work makes me thirsty هذا العَمَلُ يَجْعَلُني أَشْعُرُ بالعَطَشِ I tried to make myself heard/understood حاوَلْتُ أنْ أَجْعَلَ نَفْسي مَسْموعاً \ مَفْهوماً to make the picture bigger/smaller جَعَلَ الصورةَ أَكْبَرَ \ أَصْغَرَ that makes it possible/impossible to go ذلك يَجْعَلُ الذَهابَ مَمْكِناً \ مُسْتَحيلاً it'll make your cold better[ سَيَجْعَلُ صِحَّتَكَ تَتَحَسَّنُ ]
  • 5 (to cause to do) جَعَلَ (I) (stem vowel = a) to make sb smile/jump جَعَلَ شَخْصاً يَبْتَسِمُ \ يَقْفِزُ it made us laugh جَعَلَنا نَضْحَكُ it makes me look fat يَجْعَلُني أَبْدو سَميناً I made her listen to me جَعَلْتُها تُنْصِتُ إلَيَّ he made it start/work جَعَلَها تَبْدَأُ \ تَعْمَلُ it makes the crops ripen earlier يَجْعَلُ المَحْصولَ يَنْضَجُ مُبَكِّراً
  • 6 (to compel)to make sb do sth جَعَلَ شَخْصاً يَفْعَلُ شَيْئاً they made me do it جَعَلوني أَفْعَلُهُ I can't make them refund the money لا أَسْتَطيعُ أنْ أَجْعَلَهُمْ يُعيدونَ إلَيَّ الأَمْوالَ they made us wait an hour جَعَلونا نَنْتَظِرُ ساعةً
  • 7to make sb our representative/leader (to turn into) جَعَلَ شَخْصاً مُمَثِّلَنا \ قائِدَنا we made him club treasurer جَعَلْناهُ أَمينَ صُنْدوقِ النادي she made it her duty to look after them أَلْزَمَتْ نَفْسَها بِرِعايَتِهِمْ she'll make a good doctor سَتَكونُ طَبيبةً جَيِّدةً he'll make sb a good husband سَيَكونُ زَوْجاً جَيِّداً لِشَخْصٍ to make a habit of sth جَعَلَ من شَيْءٍ عادةً she's made a habit of coming in late/early جَعَلَتْ من القُدومِ مُتَأَخِّراً \ باكِراً عادةً لَها he's made an issue of it جَعَلَ مِنْهُ مُشْكِلةً
  • 9 (to add up to) ساوى (III) [a number] [total] three and three make six مَجْموعُ ثَلاثةٍ مع ثَلاثةٍ يُساوي سِتّةً that makes ten altogether ذلك كُلُّهُ يُساوي عَشَرةً
  • 10 (to earn) كَسَبَ (stem vowel = i) (I) [an amount] to make $1,500 a week كَسَبَ 1500$ في الأُسْبوعِ to make a profit/loss حَقَّقَ رِبْحاً \ خَسارةً to make a fortune حَقَّقَ ثَرْوةً she makes her living as a designer تَعيشُ من عَمَلِها كَمُصَمِّمةٍ
  • 11 (to achieve) أَحْرَزَ (IV) [first place] to make the first team تَمَكَّنَ من الانْضِمامِ إلى الفَريقِ الأَوَّلِ to make the front page تَصَدَّرَ الصَفْحةَ الأولى
  • 14 (to cause success of) جَعَلَ الشَيْءَ جَيِّداً \ حَسَناً [a holiday] [day]; طَيَّبَ (II) [a meal] it made my day جَعَلَ يَوْمي سَعيداً it really makes the room لَقَدْ جَعَلَت الغُرْفةَ أَجْمَلَ فِعْلاً

noun/اسم

  • (brand) نَوْع (plural: أَنْواع) what make is your car? ما هو نَوْعُ سَيّارَتِكَ؟

Idioms

to make it

(to be successful) حالَفَهُ النَجاحُ he made it/never made it as an actor حالَفَهُ \ ما حالَفَهُ النَجاحُ في عَمَلِهِ كَمُمَثِّلٍ (to get somewhere) [ وَصَلَ ] we made it home before dark وَصَلْنا إلى البَيْتِ قبل الظَلامِ I'm sorry, I can't make it أنا آسِفٌ، لن أَسْتَطيعَ الحُضورَ

to be on the make

[informal/غير رسمي], أَعْماهُ الجَشَعُ

Phrasal verbs

make after

make after [sb] لاحَقَ [شَخْصاً] [a vehicle] [rioters] the police made after the rioters لاحَقَت الشُرْطةُ المُشاغِبينَ

make do

make do تَدَبَّرَ أَمْرَهُ to make do with what one has تَدَبَّرَ أَمْرَهُ بِما عِنْدَهُ

make for

make for [sth] (to head for) اتَّجَهَ نحو [شَيْءٍ] [the door] [check-out] 1.1 (to facilitate) سَهَّلَ [شَيْئاً] [a difficult life] [happy marriage]

make good

make good [sth] (to repair) أَصْلَحَ [شَيْئاً] [the damage]; عَوَّضَ [شَيْئاً] [losses] 1.1 (to keep) حافَظَ على [شَيْءٍ] [one's promise]

make off

[informal/غير رسمي], فَرَّ (stem vowel = i) (I) to make off with the money فَرَّ بالأَمْوالِ

make out

make out [informal/غير رسمي], (to manage) تَدَبَّرَ (V) how are you making out? كيف تَتَدَبَّرُ أُمورَكَ؟ 1.1 (to claim) ادَّعى (VIII) 1.2 (American English/الإنكليزية الأمريكية) [informal/غير رسمي] (sexually) [ لامَسَ وَقَبَّلَ ]
make out [sth]make [sth] out (to distinguish) مَيَّزَ [شَيْئاً] [a sign] [a signature] 1.1 (to understand, work out) فَهِمَ [شَيْئاً] [the meaning] I can't make out what he's saying لا أَسْتَطيعُ أنْ أَفْهَمَ ما يَقولُ 1.2 (to write out) حَرَّرَ [شَيْئاً] [a cheque]; كَتَبَ [شَيْئاً] [a prescription]
make sb out to be a sth ادَّعى أنّ شَخْصاً كانَ شَيْئاً

make over

make over [sth]make [sth] over (to transform) غَيَّرَ [شَيْئاً] [a building] [sb's appearance] 1.1 (to assign) نَقَلَ مِلْكيّةَ [شَيْءٍ] [a property] [the assets]

make towards

make towards [sth/sb] اتَّجَهَ نحو [شَيْءٍ \ شَخْصٍ] [the door] [check-out]

make up

make up (after quarrelling) تَصالَحَ (VI) 1.1 (to compensate for) to make up for a loss عَوَّضَ خَسارةً nothing can make up for the loss of a parent لا شَيْءَ يُعَوِّضُ خَسارةَ أَحَدِ الأَبَوَيْنِ
make up [sth]make [sth] up اخْتَلَقَ [شَيْئاً] (to invent) [an excuse] [a story] 1.1 (to prepare) أَعَدَّ [شَيْئاً] [a parcel] [the room] 1.2 (to constitute) شَكَّلَ [شَيْئاً] [a whole] [society] they make up the majority of the population هُمْ يُشَكِّلونَ أَغْلَبيّةَ الشَعْبِ 1.3 (to compensate for) عَوَّضَ [شَيْئاً] [a loss] [shortfall] 1.4 (to put make-up on) زَيَّنَ [شَيْئاً] [a person] [one's face] to make oneself up تَزَيَّنَ 1.5 حَلَّ \ حَسَمَ [شَيْئاً] [one's differences] let's make it up هَيّا نَتَصالَحُ

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