- (intransitive, idiomatic) To be sensible, coherent, reasonable.
- The thing doesn’t make sense to me.
- Somehow the combination didn’t make sense, but Cranston took it at face value, whatever that was worth.
- 1980, ABBA, The Winner Takes It All
- I was in your arms
- Thinking I belonged there
- I figured it made sense
- Building me a fence
- (intransitive, idiomatic, with of) To decipher or understand.
- Can you make sense of her handwriting?
- French: avoir du sens, tenir debout (France), faire sens
- German: Sinn ergeben, sinnvoll sein, Sinn geben, Sinn machen
- Italian: avere senso
- Portuguese: fazer sentido
- Russian: име́ть смысл
- Spanish: tener sentido, ser lógico, encajar, cuadrar
- German: schlau werden aus, verstehen, begreifen
- Italian: dare un senso, capire, decifrare
- Portuguese: entender
- Russian: понима́ть
- Spanish: entender