Definition of unmake in English:

unmake

verb

[with object]
  • Reverse or undo the making of; annul.

    ‘Parliament can make and unmake any law’
    • ‘These laws are made and may be unmade by Act of Parliament, like any other.’
    • ‘The power to make or unmake governments vests with you.’
    • ‘This was the era in which great imperial powers still felt free to draw frontiers, place and displace peoples, make and unmake states.’
    • ‘Tragic events like the ones we are witnessing all over Gujarat shatter lives, unsettle moral convictions and unmake the fragile establishment we normally call society.’
    • ‘It makes the false assumption that the devolved parliament outranks Westminster, which made it and can unmake it, at will.’
    • ‘We have come here to make and unmake social conditions.’
    • ‘The clan leader Arène became famous for making and unmaking prefects and for appointing his own clan members to positions in the island's administration.’
    • ‘Again, if the United States be not a government proper, but an association of States in the nature of contract merely, can it, as a contract, be peaceably unmade by less than all the parties who made it?’
    • ‘The real world is the playing ground for each and every group, to make or unmake laws.’
    • ‘He thought it was a nasty unpleasant film, and his sequel was an answer that would somehow unmake the damage.’
    • ‘Could we undo… could we knowingly unmake something that we know should never have come into being?’
    • ‘Since Edward Heath took us into what we were led to believe was the European free trade area, various governments have surrendered our Westminster Parliament's monopoly of making and unmaking laws in this country.’
    • ‘Still, the legislatures in every country make and unmake laws endlessly, but seldom their labors are for the benefit of the people whom they profess to represent.’
    • ‘We do need to finally lay the dead to rest, to accept that mistakes were made that cannot be unmade, and to accept that the ‘blame game’ at this point in our history would be a futile exercise.’
    • ‘A blog is made or unmade by one individual, whereas forums depend on the collective participation of many people.’
    • ‘Parliament, to paraphrase Blackstone, can make or unmake any law as it sees fit.’
    • ‘And where in all this do people have the capacity to make and unmake governments and keep a democracy alive and kicking?’
    • ‘Something about me not being grounded enough and either going nuts or unmaking reality for the lot of us.’
    • ‘Basically, in the terms of Dicey, the doctrine of Parliamentary sovereignty means that there are no legal limitations of Parliament and it has the right to make or unmake any law whatsoever.’
    • ‘If it did, it would not arise until the contract had been made; and then its sole operation would be to unmake the contract.’

Pronunciation

unmake

/ʌnˈmeɪk/