matter to

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Verb1.matter to - be of importance or consequencematter to - be of importance or consequence; "This matters to me!"
concern, have to do with, pertain, bear on, come to, touch on, refer, relate, touch - be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
fascinate, intrigue - cause to be interested or curious
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A thing to be considered of in both is their receiving of punishments, and I am now reminded that the girl Irene (whom I take in this matter to be your mouthpiece) complains that I am not sufficiently severe with David, and do leave the chiding of him for offences against myself to her in the hope that he will love her less and me more thereby.
Listen to us while we put a matter to you from a common-sense point of view," Mr.
For a man of Totski's wealth and standing, it would, of course, have been the simplest possible matter to take steps which would rid him at once from all annoyance; while it was obviously impossible for Nastasia Philipovna to harm him in any way, either legally or by stirring up a scandal, for, in case of the latter danger, he could so easily remove her to a sphere of safety.
When children perceive that their actions reflect on their parents, they feel that they matter to their parents.
That force could show itself in galactic collisions by acting as a source of friction when clumps of dark matter meet, potentially causing galaxies' resident dark matter to lag behind as the galaxies' stars effortlessly slide past each other.
McGaugh and his colleagues posed the question of whether the "universal" ratio of baryonic matter to dark matter holds on the scales of individual structures like galaxies.
1 : something to be dealt with or considered <I have a serious matter to discuss with you.
They suggested that mattering to others is actually essential to our sense of self(all human beings want to matter to others) and to society (as an element of social bonding).
That troubles the AQMD and other health organizations, that point to research that links low levels of particulate matter to decreased lung function in children and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Because classroom guidance reaches all students in schools, counselors can use the findings of the current study to introduce, educate, and facilitate student discussions, self-awareness, and to teach skills students may need to feel as if they matter to others and themselves, have healthy ethnic identities, and lead lives of wellness.
Are intellectual property rights involving genetics and genomics subject matter to which licensing arrangements pertain more or less likely to be involved in infringement litigation?
Leader in Protective Cases and Backpacks for Imaging Products, Notebooks and Personal Electronics Chooses Matter to Help Increase Consumer Awareness