Make up/ – to reconcile differences with someone (e.g., after an argument)
- After my first big argument with my boyfriend, it took a few days before we were both calm enough to talk about it and make up.
Note: “Make up” with this meaning can be used both with and without an object. In cases where we use an object, it comes after the preposition “with.”
- Why haven’t you made up with Mary yet? She’s your best friend!
Make up for/ – To compensate
- I know from experience that it’s extremely hard to make up for a forgotten anniversary. Flowers, chocolate, and a massage are all good ideas, but they may not be enough!