Definition of to the fore in English:

to the fore


  • In or to a conspicuous or leading position.

    ‘his persistent effort brought this issue to the fore’
    • ‘When work amongst women is taken seriously then many more women will come to the fore and take leading positions.’
    • ‘When the players compiled their list this time round, many of the same issues returned to the fore.’
    • ‘I dare say over the coming few weeks you will see those issues come out to the fore.’
    • ‘Nowhere in the play do readership issues come to the fore more strikingly than in the five choral odes.’
    • ‘There is a valid reason for bringing such critical questions to the fore at the outset itself.’
    • ‘It is important that we not only recognise but celebrate our heritage and this is just way of bringing it to the fore.’
    • ‘They are brought to the fore only on rare occasions like when you make a trip back home.’
    • ‘Like it or not, these issues of identity will come to the fore in the inevitable euro referendum.’
    • ‘Already the Italian has ridden to the fore in major World Cup races in the current campaign.’
    • ‘At no time in history has the issue of human rights come to the fore as in the current era.’
    predominant, most important, of greatest importance, to the fore, foremost, top, dominant, preponderant, principal, leading, greatest, chief, main, paramount, major