Isn't "I will make you see." same as "I will show you."

does there exist a word for every such word lik id I want to say I will make you work , what word would I use or maybe for something else

What are the words see and show(making someone see) , known as ?


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If I make you do something, that involves some force of some kind. I can show you, but you might not see.

I struggle sometimes to make my students see how easy English is to learn. I show them different examples but they will not see. I create diagrams to "direct their eyes" as it were, to help them see, but they will not see.

  • I am not specifically pointing out this example but giving this edcample for the the words that satisfy this relationship .
    – JIM
    Commented Jan 2, 2019 at 16:30
  • @JIM Are you looking for a generic term for the relationship between one person doing X causes the other person to do Y?
    – Barmar
    Commented Jan 2, 2019 at 17:29
  • +1 "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink." Commented Jan 2, 2019 at 20:11
  • I mean suppose I want to say like "I made him drink water " or maybe"I made him do work " so there any word for term"made him work " or "made him drink " . I thought that words like 'see' and 'show' had some name for the relationship
    – JIM
    Commented Jan 3, 2019 at 2:21
  • Hi @JIM, did you find the correct answer?
    – qurban
    Commented May 22, 2023 at 22:20

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