be, prove
consider sth (as), deem sth, find sth, regard sth as, see sth as, think sth, view sth as

The move was regarded as significant in Japan.

make sth

What makes this discovery significant is that it goes against our theory.

extremely, fairly, very, etc.
deeply, highly
especially, particularly

His records are impressive, but equally significant are the methods that he used to achieve them.


These differences are not statistically significant.

biologically, culturally, historically, militarily, politically, etc.

This development proved highly significant for the whole town.


rituals which are deeply significant to Christians

Significant is used with these nouns: ↑accomplishment, ↑achievement, ↑addition, ↑adjustment, ↑advance, ↑advantage, ↑alteration, ↑amendment, ↑amount, ↑aspect, ↑bearing, ↑benefit, ↑bias, ↑boost, ↑breakthrough, ↑burden, ↑cause, ↑challenge, ↑change, ↑complication, ↑component, ↑concession, ↑consequence, ↑contribution, ↑contributor, ↑correlation, ↑cut, ↑damage, ↑danger, ↑date, ↑decline, ↑decrease, ↑degree, ↑delay, ↑dent, ↑departure, ↑depletion, ↑deterioration, ↑development, ↑difference, ↑dimension, ↑disability, ↑disadvantage, ↑disagreement, ↑discount, ↑discovery, ↑discrepancy, ↑disruption, ↑distinction, ↑distress, ↑downturn, ↑drawback, ↑drop, ↑economy, ↑effect, ↑element, ↑erosion, ↑event, ↑evidence, ↑exception, ↑expansion, ↑expenditure, ↑expense, ↑extension, ↑factor, ↑fall, ↑feature, ↑find, ↑finding, ↑force, ↑fraction, ↑funding, ↑gain, ↑gap, ↑growth, ↑hurdle, ↑impact, ↑implication, ↑improvement, ↑inaccuracy, ↑increase, ↑indicator, ↑influence, ↑innovation, ↑input, ↑insight, ↑investment, ↑landmark, ↑lead, ↑level, ↑limitation, ↑link, ↑loss, ↑majority, ↑measure, ↑milestone, ↑minority, ↑modification, ↑move, ↑number, ↑obstacle, ↑omission, ↑parallel, ↑part, ↑percentage, ↑portion, ↑presence, ↑problem, ↑progress, ↑proportion, ↑quantity, ↑recovery, ↑redistribution, ↑reduction, ↑reform, ↑relation, ↑relationship, ↑repercussion, ↑resource, ↑respect, ↑restriction, ↑result, ↑rise, ↑risk, ↑role, ↑saving, ↑setback, ↑share, ↑shift, ↑shortcoming, ↑side effect, ↑similarity, ↑slice, ↑stake, ↑step, ↑stride, ↑sum, ↑threat, ↑trend, ↑turning point, ↑uncertainty, ↑underestimate, ↑variation, ↑victory, ↑weakness

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  • significant — [adj1] telling, meaningful cogent, compelling, convincing, denoting, eloquent, expressing, expressive, facund, forceful, heavy, important, indicative, knowing, meaning, momentous, powerful, pregnant, representative, rich, sententious, serious,… …   New thesaurus

  • significant — [sig nif′əkənt] adj. [L significans, prp. of significare, to SIGNIFY] 1. a) having or expressing a meaning b) full of meaning 2. important; momentous 3. having or conveying a special or hidden meaning; suggestive …   English World dictionary

  • Significant — Sig*nif i*cant, n. That which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] In dumb significants proclaim your thoughts. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • significant — index central (essential), consequential (substantial), considerable, constructive (creative), critical ( …   Law dictionary

  • significant — *expressive, meaningful, pregnant, eloquent, sententious Analogous words: cogent, telling, convincing, compelling, *valid, sound: forcible, forceful, *powerful: important, momentous, weighty (see corresponding nouns at IMPORTANCE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • significant — ► ADJECTIVE 1) extensive or important enough to merit attention. 2) having an unstated meaning; indicative of something. DERIVATIVES significantly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • significant — 01. I have noticed a [significant] improvement in Teddy s attitude since you had a talk with him. 02. I wonder what the [significance] of the snake is on the Mexican flag. 03. Mahatma Gandhi once said that whatever one does will be… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • significant — sig|nif|i|cant W1S3 [sıgˈnıfıkənt] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of significare; SIGNIFY] 1.) having an important effect or influence, especially on what will happen in the future ≠ ↑insignificant ▪ His most… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • significant — adjective 1 having an important effect or influence, especially on what will happen in the future: His most significant political achievement was the abolition of the death penalty. | Please inform us if there are any significant changes in your… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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