Definition of make sense in English:

make sense


  • Be intelligible, justifiable, or practicable.

    ‘it makes sense to start saving early for higher education’
    ‘the policy made economic sense’
    • ‘This of course makes medical sense but the situation appears to be less manageable as the weeks go by.’
    • ‘That makes no sense in some situations, such as when a PI requires information to trace a missing person.’
    • ‘The problem is that the narrative makes no sense on a realistic level.’
    • ‘Now there's a modern spin on an old idea that makes better sense than sending bored officers plodding along mostly quiet streets.’
    • ‘Sandra's basket contents make perfect sense from a nutritional perspective.’
    be accepted, be acceptable, be plausible, be convincing, hold up, hold water, stand up, bear scrutiny, stand the test of time, be believable, be credible, pass muster, prove true, make sense
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