Definition of Matter to
1. Verb. Be of importance or consequence. "This matters to me!"
Generic synonyms: Bear On, Come To, Concern, Have-to Doe With, Pertain, Refer, Relate, Touch, Touch On
Specialized synonyms: Fascinate, Intrigue
Derivative terms: Interest
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matter To
Literary usage of Matter to
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1849)
"admit matter to be capable of thinking, I confound the idea of matter with the idea of a spirit: to which I answer, No; no more than I confound the idea of ..."
2. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... farthing matter to the reft of his kind, whether he be dead or alive. This alfo was the thing which of all ..."
3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1878)
"... tf known to him, specifying the amount of postage due, upon the receipt of which he shall forward such matter to its destination ; bul when the sender ..."
4. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1907)
"But The civil code would consist chiefly of mere masses of expository matter. xvn. The imperative matter, to which those masses of expository matter re- ..."
5. The Works of John Locke, in Nine Volumes by John Locke (1824)
"... and our idea of matter in general being a solid substance, and our idea of body a solid extended figured substance; if I admit matter to be capable of ..."