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    angelsrolls is offline Member
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    make it up or make up

    Hello,

    When speaking about the reconciliation of two friends, should I say "they made it up" or "they made up"? Or will both do?

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    Re: make it up or make up

    They made up.
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    Re: make it up or make up

    What is the antonym of make up?

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    Re: make it up or make up

    There is no direct antonym. I can't think of a logical use for one. If they are still mad at each other (AmE) then they haven't made up.
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    Re: make it up or make up

    Which is congenial to a situation when two friends have become angry at each other and resolved not to speak to each other?

    They are sulking.
    They are no longer on speaking terms.
    They fell out.

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    Re: make it up or make up

    All three are possible. The first implies immaturity and would generally be more suitable for children.

    Congenial to really doesn't work in the question. Suitable for would be more, well, suitable.
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    Re: make it up or make up

    If the two were in a romantic relationship, then you could use 'break up' as a fairly close opposite of 'make up'.
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    Re: make it up or make up

    I'd use "fall out" as the closest thing to an antonym of "make up".
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