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Definition 1: an area of lightness in a picture - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for highlight in the sense of this definition

(highlight is a kind of ...) the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures

"he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"

Definition 2: the most interesting or memorable part - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where highlight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican

Synonyms for highlight in the sense of this definition

(highlight is a kind of ...) a small part that can be considered separately from the whole

"it was perfect in all details"

Definition 3: apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent - [verb of body]

Samples where highlight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • highlight the area above your eyebrows

(highlight is a kind of ...) apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier

"She makes herself up every morning"

Definition 4: move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent - [verb of change]

Samples where highlight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics

Synonyms for highlight in the sense of this definition

(highlight is a kind of ...) direct attention to, as if by means of contrast

"This dress accentuates your nice figure!" "I set off these words by brackets"

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