make it up or make up

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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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They made up.
 

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