make a difference


: 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.
: 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.

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“Make a difference.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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