Definition of make much of in English:

make much of


  • Give or ascribe a significant amount of attention or importance to.

    ‘the island can make much of its history as a trading post between Europe and the Arab world’
    ‘Mr Smith was glad to be made much of’
    • ‘The Dutch have made much of their fantastic flood preparedness compared to us.’
    • ‘Mr Taylor makes much of what he regards as the failure of the Council to advise him of his right to appeal to the County Court.’
    • ‘This isn't a huge error on its own, of course, and if it were the only error, I wouldn't make much of it.’
    • ‘The two senators today made much of their optimism.’
    • ‘The press made much of his motorcycle, leather jackets and T-shirts, his bongo drum playing.’
    • ‘No one will probably make much of his low ethics in the matter, either.’
    • ‘Of course, her Junoesque figure was exploited in the films and made much of in the media.’
    • ‘Hasan makes much of the hijab, worn for reasons of modesty.’
    • ‘In discussing the song ‘Watching the River Flow’, he makes much of what he calls the ‘choppy’ arrangement and how it works against the lyric.’
    • ‘People are making much of Mr Wilson's credibility.’
    • ‘It may be 35 years since the Beatles broke up, but even now Liverpool still makes much of its Fab Four heritage.’
    • ‘Mr. Weigel makes much of what he sees as atheistic humanism in Europe, and he calls for a revitalization of Europe's Christian roots.’
    • ‘I think he is making much of the relations with neighbouring countries more than anything and is making efforts to deepen mutual understanding.’
    • ‘The incident was made much of in the American newspapers, and there was a general outcry from the U.S. public.’
    • ‘No doubt, additionally, Mr Sage was glad to be made much of, and interested to take part in the preparation of the case.’
    • ‘Burginde made much of very little, but there was wisdom in her ways, I could see.’
    • ‘On the news tonight, a reporter made much of a family's grief and joy, somewhere in the heartland.’
    • ‘That is what he pushed hardest in the campaign, but it's an issue he never made much of until then.’
    • ‘As you know, the Democrats are making much of that relationship with your company.’
    • ‘Obviously, the defense team is making much of this, the prosecution saying it will have no effect on either case.’
    flatter, compliment, praise, commend, admire, express admiration for, pay tribute to, say nice things about
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