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 for To make good
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Good \Good\, a. [Compar. Better; superl. Best. These words,
     though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are
     from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS.
     g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god,
     Goth. g[=o]ds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and
     akin to E. gather. [root]29 Cf. Gather.]
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     1. Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end
        designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness;
        serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable;
        commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive,
        or troublesome, etc.
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              And God saw everything that he had made, and behold,
              it was very good.                     --Gen. i. 31.
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              Good company, good wine, good welcome. --Shak.
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     2. Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious;
        religious; -- said of persons or actions.
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              In all things showing thyself a pattern of good
              works.                                --Tit. ii. 7.
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     3. Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite;
        propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by
        to or toward, also formerly by unto.
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              The men were very good unto us.       --1 Sam. xxv.
                                                    15.
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     4. Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be
        relied upon; -- followed especially by for.
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              All quality that is good for anything is founded
              originally in merit.                  --Collier.
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     5. Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed
        especially by at.
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              He . . . is a good workman; a very good tailor.
                                                    --Shak.
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              Those are generally good at flattering who are good
              for nothing else.                     --South.
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     6. Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious;
        valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the
        discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary
        ability; of unimpaired credit.
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              My reasons are both good and weighty. --Shak.
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              My meaning in saying he is a good man is . . . that
              he is sufficient . . . I think I may take his bond.
                                                    --Shak.
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     7. Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest;
        in good sooth.
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              Love no man in good earnest.          --Shak.
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     8. Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable;
        esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good
        degree, a good share or part, etc.
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     9. Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
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              Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and
              running over.                         --Luke vi. 38.
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     10. Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied;
         as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good
         repute, etc.
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               A good name is better than precious ointment.
                                                    --Eccl. vii.
                                                    1.
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     As good as. See under As.
  
     For good, or For good and all, completely and finally;
        fully; truly.
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              The good woman never died after this, till she came
              to die for good and all.              --L'Estrange.
  
     Good breeding, polite or polished manners, formed by
        education; a polite education.
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              Distinguished by good humor and good breeding.
                                                    --Macaulay.
  
     Good cheap, literally, good bargain; reasonably cheap.
  
     Good consideration (Law).
         (a) A consideration of blood or of natural love and
             affection. --Blackstone.
         (b) A valuable consideration, or one which will sustain a
             contract.
  
     Good fellow, a person of companionable qualities.
        [Familiar]
  
     Good folk, or Good people, fairies; brownies; pixies,
        etc. [Colloq. Eng. & Scot.]
  
     Good for nothing.
         (a) Of no value; useless; worthless.
         (b) Used substantively, an idle, worthless person.
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                   My father always said I was born to be a good
                   for nothing.                     --Ld. Lytton.
  
     Good Friday, the Friday of Holy Week, kept in some churches
        as a fast, in memoory of our Savior's passion or
        suffering; the anniversary of the crucifixion.
  
     Good humor, or Good-humor, a cheerful or pleasant temper
        or state of mind.
  
     Good humor man, a travelling vendor who sells Good Humor
        ice-cream (or some similar ice-cream) from a small
        refrigerated truck; he usually drives slowly through
        residential neighborhoods in summertime, loudly playing
        some distinctive recorded music to announce his presence.
        [U. S.]
  
     Good nature, or Good-nature, habitual kindness or
        mildness of temper or disposition; amiability; state of
        being in good humor.
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              The good nature and generosity which belonged to his
              character.                            --Macaulay.
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              The young count's good nature and easy
              persuadability were among his best characteristics.
                                                    --Hawthorne.
  
     Good people. See Good folk (above).
  
     Good speed, good luck; good success; godspeed; -- an old
        form of wishing success. See Speed.
  
     Good turn, an act of kidness; a favor.
  
     Good will.
         (a) Benevolence; well wishing; kindly feeling.
         (b) (Law) The custom of any trade or business; the
             tendency or inclination of persons, old customers and
             others, to resort to an established place of
             business; the advantage accruing from tendency or
             inclination.
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                   The good will of a trade is nothing more than
                   the probability that the old customers will
                   resort to the old place.         --Lord Eldon.
  
     In good time.
         (a) Promptly; punctually; opportunely; not too soon nor
             too late.
         (b) (Mus.) Correctly; in proper time.
  
     To hold good, to remain true or valid; to be operative; to
        remain in force or effect; as, his promise holds good; the
        condition still holds good.
  
     To make good, to fulfill; to establish; to maintain; to
        supply (a defect or deficiency); to indemmify; to prove or
        verify (an accusation); to prove to be blameless; to
        clear; to vindicate.
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              Each word made good and true.         --Shak.
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              Of no power to make his wishes good.  --Shak.
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              I . . . would by combat make her good. --Shak.
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              Convenient numbers to make good the city. --Shak.
  
     To think good, to approve; to be pleased or satisfied with;
        to consider expedient or proper.
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              If ye think good, give me my price; and if not,
              forbear.                              --Zech. xi.
                                                    12.
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     Note: Good, in the sense of wishing well, is much used in
           greeting and leave-taking; as, good day, good night,
           good evening, good morning, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  make \make\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. made (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb.
     n. making.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS.
     mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to
     join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]
     1. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to
        produce; to frame; to fashion; to create. Hence, in
        various specific uses or applications:
        (a) To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain
            form; to construct; to fabricate.
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                  He . . . fashioned it with a graving tool, after
                  he had made it a molten calf.     --Ex. xxxii.
                                                    4.
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        (b) To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or
            false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story.
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                  And Art, with her contending, doth aspire
                  To excel the natural with made delights.
                                                    --Spenser.
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        (c) To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or
            agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often
            used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the
            simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make
            complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to
            record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.
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                  Call for Samson, that he may make us sport.
                                                    --Judg. xvi.
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                  Wealth maketh many friends.       --Prov. xix.
                                                    4.
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                  I will neither plead my age nor sickness in
                  excuse of the faults which I have made.
                                                    --Dryden.
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        (d) To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make
            a bill, note, will, deed, etc.
        (e) To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as
            profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or
            happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an
            error; to make a loss; to make money.
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                  He accuseth Neptune unjustly who makes shipwreck
                  a second time.                    --Bacon.
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        (f) To find, as the result of calculation or computation;
            to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or
            amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and
            the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over;
            as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the
            distance in one day.
        (h) To put in a desired or desirable condition; to cause
            to thrive.
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                  Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb,
        or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make
        public; to make fast.
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              Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? --Ex.
                                                    ii. 14.
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              See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh. --Ex. vii.
                                                    1.
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     Note: When used reflexively with an adjective, the reflexive
           pronoun is often omitted; as, to make merry; to make
           bold; to make free, etc.
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     3. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to
        esteem, suppose, or represent.
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              He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make
              him.                                  --Baker.
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     4. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause;
        to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and
        infinitive.
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     Note: In the active voice the to of the infinitive is usually
           omitted.
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                 I will make them hear my words.    --Deut. iv.
                                                    10.
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                 They should be made to rise at their early hour.
                                                    --Locke.
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     5. To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or
        fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish
        the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet
        cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.
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              And old cloak makes a new jerkin.     --Shak.
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     6. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to
        constitute; to form; to amount to; as, a pound of ham
        makes a hearty meal.
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              The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea,
              Make but one temple for the Deity.    --Waller.
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     7. To be engaged or concerned in. [Obs.]
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              Gomez, what makest thou here, with a whole
              brotherhood of city bailiffs?         --Dryden.
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     8. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of. "And
        make the Libyan shores." --Dryden.
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              They that sail in the middle can make no land of
              either side.                          --Sir T.
                                                    Browne.
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     To make a bed, to prepare a bed for being slept on, or to
        put it in order.
  
     To make a card (Card Playing), to take a trick with it.
  
     To make account. See under Account, n.
  
     To make account of, to esteem; to regard.
  
     To make away.
        (a) To put out of the way; to kill; to destroy. [Obs.]
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                  If a child were crooked or deformed in body or
                  mind, they made him away.         --Burton.
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        (b) To alienate; to transfer; to make over. [Obs.]
            --Waller.
  
     To make believe, to pretend; to feign; to simulate.
  
     To make bold, to take the liberty; to venture.
  
     To make the cards (Card Playing), to shuffle the pack.
  
     To make choice of, to take by way of preference; to choose.
        
  
     To make danger, to make experiment. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
  
     To make default (Law), to fail to appear or answer.
  
     To make the doors, to shut the door. [Obs.]
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              Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out
              at the casement.                      --Shak.
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     To make free with. See under Free, a.
  
     To make good. See under Good.
  
     To make head, to make headway.
  
     To make light of. See under Light, a.
  
     To make little of.
        (a) To belittle.
        (b) To accomplish easily.
  
     To make love to. See under Love, n.
  
     To make meat, to cure meat in the open air. [Colloq.
        Western U. S.]
  
     To make merry, to feast; to be joyful or jovial.
  
     To make much of, to treat with much consideration,,
        attention, or fondness; to value highly.
  
     To make no bones. See under Bone, n.
  
     To make no difference, to have no weight or influence; to
        be a matter of indifference.
  
     To make no doubt, to have no doubt.
  
     To make no matter, to have no weight or importance; to make
        no difference.
  
     To make oath (Law), to swear, as to the truth of something,
        in a prescribed form of law.
  
     To make of.
        (a) To understand or think concerning; as, not to know
            what to make of the news.
        (b) To pay attention to; to cherish; to esteem; to
            account. "Makes she no more of me than of a slave."
            --Dryden.
  
     To make one's law (Old Law), to adduce proof to clear one's
        self of a charge.
  
     To make out.
        (a) To find out; to discover; to decipher; as, to make out
            the meaning of a letter.
        (b) to gain sight of; to recognize; to discern; to descry;
            as, as they approached the city, he could make out the
            tower of the Chrysler Building.
        (c) To prove; to establish; as, the plaintiff was unable
            to make out his case.
        (d) To make complete or exact; as, he was not able to make
            out the money.
        (d) to write out; to write down; -- used especially of a
            bank check or bill; as, he made out a check for the
            cost of the dinner; the workman made out a bill and
            handed it to him.
  
     To make over, to transfer the title of; to convey; to
        alienate; as, he made over his estate in trust or in fee.
        
  
     To make sail. (Naut.)
        (a) To increase the quantity of sail already extended.
        (b) To set sail.
  
     To make shift, to manage by expedients; as, they made shift
        to do without it. [Colloq.].
  
     To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost; to go or
        drift backward.
  
     To make strange, to act in an unfriendly manner or as if
        surprised; to treat as strange; as, to make strange of a
        request or suggestion.
  
     To make suit to, to endeavor to gain the favor of; to
        court.
  
     To make sure. See under Sure.
  
     To make up.
        (a) To collect into a sum or mass; as, to make up the
            amount of rent; to make up a bundle or package.
        (b) To reconcile; to compose; as, to make up a difference
            or quarrel.
        (c) To supply what is wanting in; to complete; as, a
            dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum.
        (d) To compose, as from ingredients or parts; to shape,
            prepare, or fabricate; as, to make up a mass into
            pills; to make up a story.
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                  He was all made up of love and charms!
                                                    --Addison.
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        (e) To compensate; to make good; as, to make up a loss.
        (f) To adjust, or to arrange for settlement; as, to make
            up accounts.
        (g) To dress and paint for a part, as an actor; as, he was
            well made up.
  
     To make up a face, to distort the face as an expression of
        pain or derision.
  
     To make up one's mind, to reach a mental determination; to
        resolve.
  
     To make way, or To make one's way.
        (a) To make progress; to advance.
        (b) To open a passage; to clear the way.
  
     To make words, to multiply words.
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