Meaning of “matter” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I ] us uk /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."

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(Definition of “matter verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)