Definition of to the fore in English:

to the fore

phrase

  • In or to a conspicuous or leading position.

    ‘the succession issue came to the fore’
    • ‘At no time in history has the issue of human rights come to the fore as in the current era.’
    • ‘They are brought to the fore only on rare occasions like when you make a trip back home.’
    • ‘When work amongst women is taken seriously then many more women will come to the fore and take leading positions.’
    • ‘There is a valid reason for bringing such critical questions to the fore at the outset itself.’
    • ‘Already the Italian has ridden to the fore in major World Cup races in the current campaign.’
    • ‘Nowhere in the play do readership issues come to the fore more strikingly than in the five choral odes.’
    • ‘When the players compiled their list this time round, many of the same issues returned to the fore.’
    • ‘It is important that we not only recognise but celebrate our heritage and this is just way of bringing it to the fore.’
    • ‘Like it or not, these issues of identity will come to the fore in the inevitable euro referendum.’
    • ‘I dare say over the coming few weeks you will see those issues come out to the fore.’
    predominant, most important, of greatest importance, to the fore, foremost, top, dominant, preponderant, principal, leading, greatest, chief, main, paramount, major
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