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English definition of “matter”

matter

verb [I]     /ˈmætər/
A2 to be important, or to affect what happens: We were late, but it didn't seem to matter. It doesn't matter to me whether he comes or not. "I've forgotten to bring your book back." "It doesn't matter - there's no hurry."ImportanceUseful or advantageous
(Definition of matter verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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