Definition of make sense in US English:

make sense


  • Be intelligible, justifiable, or practicable.

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