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Noun: makeup  'meyk,úp
  1. Cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
    - make-up, war paint [informal]
  2. An event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event
    "the two teams played a makeup one week later"; "he missed the test and had to take a makeup";
    - make-up
  3. The way in which someone or something is composed
    - constitution, composition, physical composition, make-up
Verb: make up (made up)
  1. Form or compose
    "The children made up the chorus";
    - constitute, represent, comprise, be
  2. Devise or compose
    "This designer makes up our Spring collections"
  3. Do or give something to somebody in return
    - pay, pay off, compensate
  4. Make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point
    "I have to make up a French exam";
    - catch up with
  5. Concoct something artificial or untrue
    - fabricate, manufacture, cook up [informal], invent
  6. Put in order or neaten
    "make up a room";
    - make
  7. Adjust for
    "engineers will work to make up the effects of air resistance";
    - compensate, counterbalance, correct, even out, even off, even up
  8. Come to terms
    "After some discussion we finally made up";
    - reconcile, patch up, conciliate, settle
  9. Apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier

Derived forms: making up, makes up, makeups, made up, make-ups

See also: get

Type of: agree, balance, clean up, concoct, concord, concur, cosmetic, declutter, design, dream up, equilibrate, equilibrise [Brit], equilibrize, event, groom, hatch, hit on, hold, neaten, property, recoup, recover, recuperate, settle, square away [N. Amer], straighten, straighten out, think of, think up, tidy, tidy up

Encyclopedia: Makeup

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