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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…
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