make a difference
Definition of make a difference
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 : 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
: behave, act
: to begin or seem to begin (an action)
: to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone
: the manner or style in which a thing is constructed
: the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person
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