Of the various definitions given, you disregard all save the one which enables the word to make sense in its present context, or which fits your preconception of what the word should stand for.
Do any of the terms fail to make sense at all?
Article means is the only meaning which will make sense of either one or the other; is simply thisthat what causes a man to enjoy this life, is the same that will cause him to enjoy the life to come.
"Now let anyone make sense of that!"
Does it make sense?
They are not encouraged, not through tax policies nor through venture capital, because they don't make sense to an industry and economy that has based its business model on the exploitation of fixed and precious resources: A closed source model.
In Stevenson's quotation, the word "all" should be inserted after the word "were" to correspond with the original text, and to make sense.
It doesn't make sense from a financial point of view; I'll never get a teaching job.
Did developments in the story make sense in terms of earlier events?
He looked through the manuals and tried to make sense of the system.
It did make sense; the starting point was different, that was all.
There are more competitors for our attention than we can possibly reconcile, prioritize or make sense of.
It will make sense when inflected with the pronouns; as, I write, thou writ'st, he writes; we write, you write, they write.
The single particle to is quite sufficient, both to govern the infinitive, and to connect it to any antecedent term which can make sense with such an adjunct.
To-morrow is here an adjective; and as for truly and plainly, they are not such words as can make sense with nouns.
I.When two terms connected are each to be extended and completed in sense by a third, they must both be such as will make sense with it.
But, according to Note 1st under Rule 22d, "When two terms connected are each to be extended and completed in sense by a third, they must both be such as will make sense with it."
This is what Smollett should have written, to make sense with the word "between." OBS.
"Any word that will make sense with to before it, is a verb.
"Please to insert points so as to make sense.
"Not every word that will make sense with to before it, is a verb; for to may govern nouns, pronouns, or participles.
Every proverb must be rendered literally, even if it doesn't make very good sense; if it doesn't make sense at all, it must be explained in a note.
Rules make sense.
Rules make sense.
It is certain, however, that the danger must be incurred, since nothing could make sense out of an absolutely literal interpretation.