make a difference

Definition of make a difference

  1. 1 :  to cause a change :  to be important in some way Cost can make a difference in deciding on a college. Your help made a big difference. It may not matter to you, but it makes a world of difference to me.

  2. 2 :  to do something that is important :  to do something that helps people or makes the world a better place She says that she got into politics because she wanted to make a difference.

Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

differenceplay
  1. :  the quality or state of being dissimilar or different

    :  an instance of being unlike or distinct in nature, form, or quality

    :  a characteristic that distinguishes one from another or from the average

  1. :  differentiate, distinguish


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