to the forefront

to the forefront

In a position of highest importance or priority. The new company I work for has moved to the forefront of medical innovation. I think some of their new instruments are going to revolutionize the field of medicine.
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at/in/to the ˈforefront (of something)

in or into an important or a leading position in a particular group or activity: The new product took the company to the forefront of the computer software market.The court case was constantly in the forefront of my mind (= I thought about it all the time).
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This breakthrough gives designers a new way of considering wood as a viable building material and brings a durable, more environmentally friendly product to the forefront of forward-looking design.
'It is also a recognition that the new economics of renewable energy has propelled it to the forefront of energy policy and investment decision making as governments around the world look to address long-term climate and economic agendas.
The minister said the scheme would help take Wales to the forefront of clean energy production in the UK by helping businesses to convert the raw material found in our woods into renewable heat or power.
The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce wants to use the county's manufacturing experience to push it to the forefront of the renewable technology industry.
"Anti Bullying Week should bring bullying to the forefront of everyone's minds.
Event Chairman Jerome Belson stated: "Once again the real estate industry steps to the forefront and helps those greatest in need.
InFocus is dedicated to bringing technology to the forefront of education with affordable projectors that provide longevity, convenience, and image quality to create a cutting-edge teaching and learning experience products.
"I have no doubt that with Belinda as group chief executive we can restore the Jaeger brand's iconic reputation as a modern classic and return it to the forefront of international fashion."
"Voice recognition is coming to the forefront of business applications and becoming a viable and highly efficient way to manage communications," said Mark Hudson, vice president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region for ADC's Enhanced Services Division.
When an AMERICAN FORESTS analysis showed the Atlanta areas heavy tree cover declined more than 25 percent from 1974 to 1996, it brought tree loss to the forefront of the sprawl issue.
This sensitive account of a Chicago South Side neighborhood and its residents gives readers an insiders' view of the community, bringing the issues and challenges that confront the black middle class to the forefront. Overall, it's a good read.
Sunrise's recent difficulty integrating the Karrington acquisition, Kumpel added, "brought to the forefront the dangers of walking into an unstabilized property base and trying to turn it around."
"We want to bring diversity to the forefront, so people won't just say, `That's nice,' and put the issue on the shelf and forget about it," said Birkett.
Indeed, the appropriation of the term from English demonstrates to some feminists how alien the concept is from Japanese traditions, in which sexual approaches to women in the work place are often considered acceptable." He adds that today Japanese lawyers and feminists have brought sexual harassment to the forefront "with a flurry of surveys, studies, articles, legal actions, conferences and organizing."