Synonyms of 'make do'
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If you cope with a problem or task, you deal with it successfully.
It was amazing how my mother coped after my father died.
If you improvise, you make or do something using whatever you have or without having planned it in advance.
If you don't have a wok, improvise one.
Thesaurus for make do from the Collins English Thesaurus
to manage with whatever is available