make sense Definition
- 1. Any of the five main faculties used by an animal to obtain information about its external or internal environment, namely sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.
2. An awareness or appreciation of, or an ability to make judgements regarding, some specified thing.
- Example: She has a good sense of direction
- Example: He has bad business sense
- Thesaurus: appreciation, capability, talent, discernment, understanding, sensitivity, capacity, faculty.
- Example: He's lost his senses
- Thesaurus: reason, logic, judgement, common sense, discretion, tact, intelligence, diplomacy, sanity, coherence.
- Form: senses
- Example: There's no sense in doing it now
- Example: a sense of guilt
- Thesaurus: perception, awareness, impression, aura, scent, apprehension, prescience, intuition.
- Example: They understood the sense of the passage, if not all the words
- Thesaurus: meaning, import, definition, denotation, signification, connotation, implication, content, intention.
- Example: In what sense do you mean?
- Example: the sense of the meeting
- Thesaurus: consensus, opinion, drift, tendency, direction, sentiment.
- 1. To detect a stimulus by means of any of the five main senses.
- Thesaurus: detect, perceive, observe.
- Example: I sensed that someone was following me
- Thesaurus: perceive, divine, realize, comprehend, understand, grasp, appreciate, guess.
- To make them recognize the facts; to make them understand that they must rectify their behaviour.
- To act sensibly and rationally after a period of foolishness.
- To regain consciousness.
- In one respect; in a way.
- To be understandable.
- To be wise, rational or reasonable.
- To understand it; to see the purpose or explanation in it.
- To begin behaving unreasonably or irrationally; to go mad.