There are a few verbs that belong to the class known as causative verbs. Causative verbs are verbs that "cause" their objects to do something. The four most common causative verbs are: have, make, let, and get.
These verbs make, have, and let are used in this type of construction:
Causative Verb + Object + Verb
The police officer made me walk a straight line.
The doctor has his nurse call the hospital.
My brother lets me use his car.
Get is used in a different construction.
Causative Verb Get + Object+ to + Verb
I get my son to answer the phone in the evenings.
On the Verb page of Guide to Grammar and Writing, there is a list of several causative verbs.
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