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I want to know exact meaning that I made a doctor. Does it mean that I strived to be a doctor and I finally became a doctor? I want to know the exact meaning of it?

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Are you sure you don't mean "I made doctor"? Because that means to achieve a medical degree and licensure. Similarly, one could make general in the army, make vice-president at a corporation, etc. You wouldn't use the article, just make plus the position or status. –  Robusto Jan 26 '13 at 2:39
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What Robusto said. There are obviously contrived contexts where OP's version could be valid, but by far the most likely explanation is it's a typo or a non-native speaker/writer (in either case, attempting to replicate the somewhat "slangy" usage I made [some position of/or status]). –  FumbleFingers Jan 26 '13 at 2:47
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I would interpret that sentence, "I made a doctor", to mean that the speaker/writer had "seduced" or simply had sex with a doctor: "D'ja make her?" (Pronounced to rhyme with "Jamaica" + /r/) means "Did you have sex with her?". But "I made doctor" means that "I graduated from medical school with an MD degree. I'm now a medical doctor". My guess is that the textbook you're using was written or misedited or published by a Korean publisher who thought that because he or she or the author had visited Koreatown in LA for 6 weeks, whoever wrote that sentence was qualified to write an English book. –  user21497 Jan 26 '13 at 4:07
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"Make" doesn't mean "I tried" or "I strived". To make means to create or achieve. Check a dictionary: make. "The OP's version" means "The original poster's version". –  user21497 Jan 26 '13 at 4:42
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"I made a doctor" could also mean that I'd given birth to, raised and/or educated someone who, as a consequence, became a doctor. I very much doubt that it's what the original quote meant, though. –  user867 Jan 26 '13 at 5:30

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