Definition of make sense in US English:

make sense


  • Be intelligible, justifiable, or practicable.

    • ‘Now there's a modern spin on an old idea that makes better sense than sending bored officers plodding along mostly quiet streets.’
    • ‘This of course makes medical sense but the situation appears to be less manageable as the weeks go by.’
    • ‘The problem is that the narrative makes no sense on a realistic level.’
    • ‘Sandra's basket contents make perfect sense from a nutritional perspective.’
    • ‘That makes no sense in some situations, such as when a PI requires information to trace a missing person.’
    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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