(third-person singular simple present makes a difference, present participle making a difference, simple past and past participle made a difference)
- (idiomatic, intransitive) To carry out an action, the result of which is a significant change, or an altered circumstance.
- I was hoping that, by volunteering at this refuge, I could make a difference, however small.
- (idiomatic, intransitive) To be of importance; to matter.
- I don't think it makes a difference whether you come tonight or not.