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make much of (something)

To emphasize or devote much attention to something or consider something as important. Colleges make much of your extracurricular activities, so make sure you spend some time doing things other than schoolwork. I didn't make much of it at the time, but looking back on it, I can see how our family dinners really helped us to learn how to communicate.
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make (too) much of someone or something

to pay too much attention to someone or something. We all believe you are making much of Tom when he has done no more than anyone else. Don't make too much of it. It was really nothing.
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make much of

Treat or consider as very important; also, pay someone a lot of favorable attention. For example, Bill made much of the fact that he'd been to Europe three times, or Whenever Alice came home for a visit they made much of her. [c. 1300]
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make much of

To treat as of great importance.
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