make much of

make much of
phrasal
1. : to treat as of importance : exploit
2. : to treat with obvious affection or special consideration : fuss over : flatter, pet

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make much of
1. To treat with fondness, to cherish, to foster
2. To turn to great account
3. To find much sense in, succeed in understanding
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Main Entry:make
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make much of see under ↑make1
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Main Entry:much

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give or ascribe a significant amount of attention or importance to

the island can make much of its history as a trading post between Europe and the Arab world

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make much of
: to treat (something) as very important

In talking about his past, the book makes much of the influence of his brother. [=the book says that his brother's influence was very important]

She tends to make far too much of her problems.

You shouldn't make too much of what he said–he was only joking.

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Main Entry:make
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make much of — see make, 1
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Main Entry:much

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  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

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

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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 …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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