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English noun: highlight

1. highlight the most interesting or memorable part

SamplesThe highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican.

Synonymshigh spot

Broader (hypernym)detail, item, particular

2. highlight (attribute) an area of lightness in a picture


Broader (hypernym)light, lightness

English verb: highlight

1. highlight (change) move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

SamplesThe introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics.

Synonymsforeground, play up, spotlight

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring out, set off

Antonymsbackground, play down, downplay

2. highlight (body) apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent

SamplesHighlight the area above your eyebrows.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)make up

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