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    #1

    make for

    Clear and precise pronunciations make for clear and precise speakers.

    What does make for mean here?

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    Re: make for

    I think it means "help"

    (Neither a NES, nor a teacher)


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    Re: make for

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Clear and precise pronunciations make for clear and precise speakers.

    What does make for mean here?
    It means "produce".

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    #4

    Re: make for

    IŽd say "thanks".

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    Re: make for

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    It means "produce".

    Sorry for misinformation ;) thanks for correcting me as well

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    #6

    Re: make for

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    It means "produce".
    ... but I'd add that it has a sense of progress as well, so I'd gloss it as 'goes towards producing'.

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    #7

    Re: make for

    My modest contribution: to make for = to head for
    She made for the exit.
    The ship made for the open sea.
    Go toward, as in They turned around and made for home.

    to make for = to lead to (willingness to compromise makes for success in negotiation

    to make for = to provide (to make room for smb.)

    Please, keep your's temper if there is a fault of me.

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