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    make smn cry

    Я сделал её плакать.
    Правильно?
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    Я заставил её плакать
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    But he means -> довести до слёз, hddscan, doesn't he? I think he doesn't mean verb "force" (somebody to do something).

    So -> Я довёл её до слёз. Is that correct?
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    Довести до слез (idiom) is the same as "made her cry". Yes, that's the correct one.
    Я заставил её плакать is like I thought it would be good if she cried so I made everything I could to make her cry.

    Although there is a number of hits on Google where e.g. a movies "заставляет зрителей плакать", etc.
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    Both
    довести до слёз
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    заставить плакать
    might have an element of forceful try, but hey, so does "make her cry"
    It all depends on the context
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