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haI laIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: highlights, highlighting, highlighted
definition 1: to give particular emphasis or prominence to, or to be the most prominent thing or part of.
She highlighted her remarks with dramatic gestures.The teacher highlighted the spelling errors by circling each one.That new exhibit highlights the show.
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accent, feature, point, stress, underscore
definition 2: to provide (a painting, photograph, or the like) with an esp. bright area.
definition 3: to mark (lines of printed text), often with a sheer band of light color, in order to emphasize, or to serve as an aid in remembering.
definition 4: in computing, to apply a format to (electronic text) that gives an appearance similar to highlighted printed text. The purpose of computer highlighting is to allow certain operations, especially the deletion of sections of text or the movement of text from one place to another.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which is exceptionally and pleasurably memorable, important, or prominent.
Her speech was the highlight of the conference.
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definition 2: an esp. bright area, as in a painting, photograph, or anything with both light and dark shades.
The color of her dress brings out the highlights in her hair.
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