Meaning of SIGNIFICANCE in English
▪ 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
▪ 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
The ceremony has great symbolic ~.
▪ acquire , assume , gain , take on
Suddenly the relationship took on a new ~.
Let us not attach too much ~ to these meetings.
▪ assess , determine
▪ appreciate , be aware of , grasp , recognize , understand
▪ 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?
▪ ~ for , ~ to
a meal that has particular ~ for a Jewish family
▪ of ~
a policy of special ~ to women
▪ be of little, no, etc. ~
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012