make out [=write?]

goldencypress

Senior Member
India - Malayalam
You may make out the receipt in John's name. Does "make out" in this context mean "write"? That is you may write the receipt in John's name?

Thank you.
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Yes, that is the idea. More precisely: "You may make out the receipt in John's name." = "You should fill in/complete/write out the receipt as if it were John who had paid for the item."
     

    goldencypress

    Senior Member
    India - Malayalam
    Yes, that is the idea. More precisely: "You may make out the receipt in John's name." = "You should fill in/complete/write out the receipt as if it were John who had paid for the item."
    Thank you, PaulQ. And you correctly guessed the unwritten/ unexpressed part of my question.
     
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