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Meaning of “matter” - Learner’s Dictionary

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
Translations of “matter”
in Korean 중요하다…
in Arabic يَفْرِق…
in Portuguese importar…
in Catalan importar…
in Japanese ~が重要だ…
in Italian avere importanza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 要緊,重要,有關係…
in Russian иметь значение…
in Turkish önemli olmak, olanları etkilemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 要紧,重要,有关系…
in Polish mieć znaczenie, liczyć się…
(Definition of matter verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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