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v. 1) to create something. 2) to sign a check, promissory note, bill of exchange or some other note which guarantees, promises or orders payment of money. (See: maker, check, promissory note, bill of exchange)

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TO MAKE. English law. To perform or execute; as to make his law, is to perform that law which a man had bound himself to do; that is, to clear himself of an action commenced against him, by his oath, and the oaths of his neighbors. Old Nat. Br. 161. To make default, is to fail to appear in proper time. To make oath, is to swear according to the form prescribed by law.

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While connotative semiosis certainly serves as a useful bridge that connects the six chapters of the work--and in so doing helps "make sense" of Tantric Buddhism--this system is only vigorously utilized and applied within the fourth and fifth chapters, both of which Wedemeyer has again previously contributed to academia.
Kathleen followed up, posing, "Does this make sense?" A student called out, "15 plus 20 equals 30," and the teacher asked if anyone had anything to say about that solution.
She always checked whether what she read made sense and when the reading didn't make sense to her she would ask herself "What does that mean?" and "I never heard that." In the following example of Melissa's reading it is evident that she orchestrates a variety of strategies to derive meaning from the book Danny and the Easter Egg by Edith Kunhardt.
When does it make sense to escalate the investment, or convert warrants or convertible debt to a majority equity position?
"If we can't make sense of it, we don't have any information," she says.