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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


Synonymshighlighting


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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