make of

make of
phrasal or make over
dialect : to praise lavishly : show much affection for

I like to be made of

paused to make over the baby

felt loved and made over

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make of [phrasal verb]
1 make (something) of (something or someone) : to have or form an opinion about (something or someone)

What do you make of this? [=what is your opinion about this?]

I can't make anything of it at all.

I don't know what to make of her behavior. [=I don't understand her behavior]

He's a strange guy. I don't know quite what to make of him.

2 make (a day, night, etc.) of it : to continue with an enjoyable activity during all of (a day, night, etc.)

Since we're going out to dinner anyway, let's make an evening of it and go to a movie afterward.

3 make something of (yourself or your life) : to become successful

She has worked very hard to make something of herself.

He wants to make something of his life. [=to have a successful and productive life]

4 make something of it informal : to treat something as a reason for arguing or being angry
— used in speech as an angry way of telling someone that you are prepared to fight or argue about something

Yes, I got home late last night. Do you want to make something of it? [=do you want to argue/fight about it?]

see also

MAKE MUCH OF ((ABOVE))

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