Meaning of SIGNIFICANCE in English

SIGNIFICANCE

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ considerable , cosmic , deep , enormous , great , historic , immense , major , profound , real

▪ broader , full , general , universal , wider

The scientists are cautious about the wider ~ of their findings.

▪ limited , minor ( esp. BrE )

▪ particular , special

▪ potential

▪ real , true

They failed to appreciate the true ~ of these discoveries.

▪ functional , practical , statistical , strategic , symbolic , theoretical

▪ cultural , economic , historical , moral , political , religious , social , spiritual

VERB + SIGNIFICANCE

▪ have

The ceremony has great symbolic ~.

▪ acquire , assume , gain , take on

Suddenly the relationship took on a new ~.

▪ attach

Let us not attach too much ~ to these meetings.

▪ assess , determine

▪ appreciate , be aware of , grasp , recognize , understand

▪ exaggerate

▪ downplay ( esp. AmE ), minimize , play down ( esp. BrE ), underestimate

SIGNIFICANCE + VERB

▪ lie in sth

The ~ of this lies in the fact that he had previously denied all knowledge of the fund.

▪ attach to sth

Does any ~ attach to the use of the technical terms?

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ for , ~ to

a meal that has particular ~ for a Jewish family

▪ of ~

a policy of special ~ to women

PHRASES

▪ be of little, no, etc. ~

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