When we use “Do” and when “make” ?
This question has no answer short enough to answer here. The dictionary demonstrates many uses for each word:
–verb (used with object)
- to perform (an act, duty, role, etc.): Do nothing until you hear the bell.
- to execute (a piece or amount of work): to do a hauling job.
- to accomplish; finish; complete: He has already done his homework.
- to put forth; exert: Do your best.
- to be the cause of (good, harm, credit, etc.); bring about; effect.
- to render, give, or pay (homage, justice, etc.).
- to deal with, fix, clean, arrange, move, etc., (anything) as the case may require: to do the dishes.
- to travel; traverse: We did 30 miles today.
- to serve; suffice for: This will do us for the present.
- to condone or approve, as by custom or practice: That sort of thing simply isn’t done.
- to travel at the rate of (a specified speed): He was doing 80 when they arrested him.
- to make or prepare: I’ll do the salad.
- to serve (a term of time) in prison, or, sometimes, in office.
- to create, form, or bring into being: She does wonderful oil portraits.
- to translate into or change the form or language of: MGM did the book into a movie.
- to study or work at or in the field of: I have to do my math tonight.
- to explore or travel through as a sightseer: They did Greece in three weeks.
- (used with a pronoun, as it or that, or with a general noun, as thing, that refers to a previously mentioned action): You were supposed to write thank-you letters; do it before tomorrow, please.
- Informal. to wear out; exhaust; tire: That last set of tennis did me.
- Informal. to cheat, trick, or take advantage of: That crooked dealer did him for $500 at poker.
- Informal. to attend or participate in: Let’s do lunch next week.
- Slang. to use (a drug or drugs), esp. habitually: The police report said he was doing cocaine.
–verb (used without object)
- to act or conduct oneself; be in action; behave.
- Slang. to rob; steal from: The law got him for doing a lot of banks.
- to proceed: to do wisely.
- to get along; fare; manage: to do without an automobile.
- to be in health, as specified: Mother and child are doing fine.
- to serve or be satisfactory, as for the purpose; be enough; suffice: Will this do?
- to finish or be finished.
- to happen; take place; transpire: What’s doing at the office?
- (used as a substitute to avoid repetition of a verb or full verb expression): I think as you do.
- (used in interrogative, negative, and inverted constructions): Do you like music? I don’t care. Seldom do we witness such catastrophes.
- Archaic. (used in imperatives with you or thou expressed; and occasionally as a metric filler in verse): Do thou hasten to the king’s side. The wind did blow, the rain did fall.
- (used to lend emphasis to a principal verb): Do visit us!
–verb (used with object)
- to bring into existence by shaping or changing material, combining parts, etc.: to make a dress; to make a channel; to make a work of art.
- to produce; cause to exist or happen; bring about: to make trouble; to make war.
- to cause to be or become; render: to make someone happy.
- to appoint or name: The President made her his special envoy.
- to put in the proper condition or state, as for use; fix; prepare: to make a bed; to make dinner.
- to bring into a certain form: to make bricks out of clay.
- to convert from one state, condition, category, etc., to another: to make a virtue of one’s vices.
- to cause, induce, or compel: to make a horse jump a barrier.
- to give rise to; occasion: It’s not worth making a fuss over such a trifle.
- to produce, earn, or win for oneself: to make a good salary; to make one’s fortune in oil.
- to write or compose: to make a short poem for the occasion.
- to draw up, as a legal document; draft: to make a will.
- to do; effect: to make a bargain.
- to establish or enact; put into existence: to make laws.
- to become by development; prove to be: You’ll make a good lawyer.
- to form in the mind, as a judgment or estimate: to make a decision.
- to judge or interpret, as to the truth, nature, meaning, etc. (often fol. by of): What do you make of it?
- to estimate; reckon: to make the distance at ten miles.
- to bring together separate parts so as to produce a whole; compose; form: to make a matched set.
- to amount to; bring up the total to: Two plus two makes four. That makes an even dozen.
- to serve as: to make good reading.
- to be sufficient to constitute: One story does not make a writer.
- to be adequate or suitable for: This wool will make a warm sweater.
- to assure the success or fortune of: a deal that could make or break him; Seeing her made my day.
- to deliver, utter, or put forth: to make a stirring speech.
- to go or travel at a particular speed: to make 60 miles an hour.
- to arrive at or reach; attain: The ship made port on Friday. Do you think he’ll make 80?
- to arrive in time for: to make the first show.
- to arrive in time to be a passenger on (a plane, boat, bus, train, etc.): If you hurry, you can make the next flight.
- Informal. to gain or acquire a position within: He made the big time.
- to receive mention or appear in or on: The robbery made the front page.
- to gain recognition or honor by winning a place or being chosen for inclusion in or on: The novel made the bestseller list. He made the all-American team three years in a row.
- Slang. to have sexual intercourse with.
a. to name (the trump).
b. to take a trick with (a card).
c. Bridge. to fulfill or achieve (a contract or bid).
d. to shuffle (the cards).
- to earn, as a score: The team made 40 points in the first half.
- Slang. (esp. in police and underworld use)
a. to recognize or identify: Any cop in town will make you as soon as you walk down the street.
b. to charge or cause to be charged with a crime: The police expect to make a couple of suspects soon.
- to close (an electric circuit).
- South Midland and Southern U.S. to plant and cultivate or produce (a crop): He makes some of the best corn in the country.
–verb (used without object)
- to cause oneself, or something understood, to be as specified: to make sure.
- to show oneself to be or seem in action or behavior (usually fol. by an adjective): to make merry.
- to be made, as specified: This fabric makes up into beautiful drapes.
- to move or proceed in a particular direction: They made after the thief.
- to rise, as the tide or water in a ship.
- South Midland and Southern U.S. (of a crop) to grow, develop, or mature: It looks like the corn’s going to make pretty good this year.
Perhaps, this reference might come in handy:
Idiom: Made a mistake
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