English is a diverse language that has developed for a long time while spreading to different regions. It is estimated that most individuals in all continents mostly speak this language, being the native language in the United Kingdom and the USA. Due to the variation in regions and adaptation, many words have been developed over time, which sometimes have a similar meaning to other words that are pronounced differently. This is not necessarily to mean that it’s bad to have different words relating to a similar meaning since they help to enrich the language plus give it life as it evolves. Keep in mind that no single language remains static, unless when it is on its deathbed. There are popular words that tend to confuse people when they are interacting with them. A good example of such words includes; make and manufacture.
If you are not careful, these two terms can resemble each other or can lead to varying meanings depending on the context through which they are used. To distinguish both terms, it’s good to have a solid understanding of the meanings that both terms bring about. Make is a broad term that can be applied in many contexts relating to varying interpretations. Interestingly, the word has an estimated ten interpretations that can be used either in the form of nouns or verbs. When used as a noun, make will refer to the brand name or product identity of a given good. You’ll hear car lovers referring to vehicles of a particular year with a particular make. In this context, you can liken it to the model name or number that is used to refer to the product.
Make can still be used as a verb, which forms the vast use of the word in most contexts. The best way to describe its meaning is that it refers to the creation of something new. This creation is not limited to any line of products, but anything new that you can imagine. Make will apply when two or more components are brought together to form a new product. Take for instance making a poem, you’ll need verses, a pen plus writing material. To make a dress, a person will bring together materials and sewing threads. Additionally, make can be used to refer to the reason why a certain situation has taken place, for instance, the leaking roof may make rainwater drip into the room.
Interestingly, the term manufacturer is directly derived from make, but it’s only used in specialized contexts. It is specially used in the industrial context to refer to the process of making goods using machines. For such a process to qualify as manufacturing, it has to be large-scale in specified locations such as factories or industrial areas. Manufacture is simply making several objects using a mechanized process that simplifies the whole procedure involved. A manufacturer is normally skilled to develop a given line of products while any person can make any object without any specialized skills required. Be keen to apply these terms in the right context.