make (oneself) conspicuous

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make (oneself) conspicuous

To draw attention to or make obvious one's presence, influence, or contribution. My little brother can't stand being ignored, so he goes out of his way to make himself conspicuous whenever we're around other people. Having made a name for herself with her auteur directing, the major film producer always makes herself conspicuous in anything she helps create.
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make oneself conspicuous

to attract attention to oneself. Please don't make yourself conspicuous. It embarrasses me. Ann makes herself conspicuous by wearing brightly colored clothing.
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She solidifies the inner cavities of cabinets, shipping parcels, even entire rooms, and makes conspicuous and impenetrable the passageways through which people normally move.
Thus, by drawing attention to the fact that the mainstream understandings of international relations are premised on the mere practices of statehood (rather than some more solid foundations), Nexon's perceptive analysis makes conspicuous the inherent fragility of the Westphalian outlook on global politics.
What Minimalism as a whole makes conspicuous is the need for further discussion about the emergence of the very tension between history and discourse that Meyer shows was typified in the '60s debate over the minimal.