make+much+of

  • 1 make much of — (something) to give a lot of importance to something. Curtis claimed to be one eighth American Indian and made much of this in his political career. Her campaign made much of economic issues at the party convention …

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  • 2 make much of — index belaud Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 make much of — phrasal 1. : to treat as of importance : exploit 2. : to treat with obvious affection or special consideration : fuss over : flatter, pet * * * make much of 1. To treat with fondness, to cherish, to foster …

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  • 4 make much of — {v. phr.} To make something seem of more worth or importance than it really is; praise. * /Visitors made much of the new collie./ * /The boy made much of the hard things of his mountain climb./ Contrast: MAKE LIGHT OF, MAKE LITTLE OF …

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  • 5 make much of — {v. phr.} To make something seem of more worth or importance than it really is; praise. * /Visitors made much of the new collie./ * /The boy made much of the hard things of his mountain climb./ Contrast: MAKE LIGHT OF, MAKE LITTLE OF …

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  • 6 make\ much\ of — v. phr. To make something seem of more worth or importance than it really is; praise. Visitors made much of the new collie. The boy made much of the hard things of his mountain climb. Contrast: make light of, make little of …

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  • 7 make much of — phrasal 1. to treat as of importance 2. to treat with obvious affection or special consideration …

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  • 8 make much of — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To enlarge] Syn. magnify, overstate, blow up*; see exaggerate . 2. [To favor] Syn. advance, tout, praise; see encourage 2 , favor 1 , 2 , promote 1 …

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  • 9 make much of — Cherish, foster, fondle, pet, coddle, treat with fondness …

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  • 10 make much of — idi a) to treat as significant b) to be attentive to …

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  • 11 make much of something — make much of (something) to give a lot of importance to something. Curtis claimed to be one eighth American Indian and made much of this in his political career. Her campaign made much of economic issues at the party convention …

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  • 12 make much of something — make ˈmuch of sth/sb idiom to treat sth/sb as very important • He always makes much of his humble origins. Main entry: ↑makeidiom …

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  • 13 make much of somebody — make ˈmuch of sth/sb idiom to treat sth/sb as very important • He always makes much of his humble origins. Main entry: ↑makeidiom …

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  • 14 make much play of something — make great/much ˈplay of sth idiom to emphasize the importance of a particular fact • He made great play of the fact that his uncle was a duke. Main entry: ↑playidiom …

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  • 15 To make much of — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …

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  • 16 To make much of — Much Much, n. 1. A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite quantity; as, you have as much as I. [1913 Webster] He that gathered much had nothing over. Ex. xvi. 18. [1913 Webster] Note: Muchin this sense can be regarded as an adjective… …

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  • 17 To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time — is a poem written by Robert Herrick in the 17th century. The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day .First published in 1648 in a volume of verse entitled Hesperides, “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” is perhaps one of the most …

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  • 18 make — make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To cause to …

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  • 19 much — /much/, adj., more, most, n., adv., more, most. adj. 1. great in quantity, measure, or degree: too much cake. n. 2. a great quantity, measure, or degree: Much of his research was unreliable. 3. a great, important, or notable thing or matter: The… …

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  • 20 much — [much] adj. more, most [ME muche < muchel, large, much < OE mycel, large in size or quantity < IE base * meĝ(h) , large > Gr megas, L magnus] 1. Obs. many in number 2. great in quantity, amount, degree, etc. adv. more, most …

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