Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb make_it

3 senses of make it

Sense 1
survive, pull through, pull round, come through, make it -- (continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.); "He survived the cancer against all odds")
       => get the better of, overcome, defeat -- (win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up")

Sense 2
arrive, make it, get in, go far -- (succeed in a big way; get to the top; "After he published his book, he had arrived"; "I don't know whether I can make it in science!"; "You will go far, my boy!")
       => succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods -- (attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won")

Sense 3
pass, make it -- (go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now")
       => succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods -- (attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won")

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