Definition of forefront in English:



  • The leading or most important position or place.

    ‘the issue has moved to the forefront of the political agenda’
    • ‘He is particularly proud of his achievement in pushing this area to the forefront.’
    • ‘London, as the capital, has generally been at the forefront of this activity.’
    • ‘As pioneers of electronica, it behoves them to be at the forefront of technical developments.’
    • ‘It's the women who are at the forefront of all the bloodshed, it's the women who have to carry the can and take the flak.’
    • ‘All the above considerations should be at the forefront in the development of models.’
    • ‘He was at the forefront of developments in what became known as liaison psychiatry.’
    • ‘It is important to note that women have been in the forefront of the struggle for democracy.’
    • ‘I keep in the forefront of my mind the very important public interest in freedom of the press.’
    • ‘It is clear from the amount of consultation with local residents that we have been in the forefront of their minds.’
    • ‘Skills have to be harnessed and youth need to be prepared to lead the nation from the forefront.’
    • ‘Today, the Manchester Museum is at the forefront of applied dinosaur research.’
    • ‘We weren't in the forefront anymore, but we still had enough breath to talk.’
    • ‘This right of initiative places it in the forefront of the development of policy.’
    • ‘Swindon Police today moved to reassure people that they are at the forefront of fighting drugs in the town.’
    • ‘No newspaper is happier than when it is at the forefront of a campaign.’
    • ‘For these ten players, the journey to Chicago has been at the forefront of their minds for the entire season.’
    • ‘Gaudi was at the forefront of Spain's art nouveau movement at the turn of the 19th century.’
    • ‘We took the decision to shut the showers because public health is always at the forefront of any decision we make.’
    • ‘Unlike in the previous period, medical professionals were at the forefront of this campaign.’
    • ‘In terms of being at the forefront of gaming culture and, quite possibly, pop culture as a whole, it is.’
    vanguard, van, spearhead, head, lead, fore, front, front line, cutting edge, foreground, foremost position, leading position, position of prominence
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