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highlight

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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highlighthigh‧light1 /ˈhaɪlaɪt/ ●●○ W3 AWL verb [transitive]  1 ATTENTIONto make a problem or subject easy to notice so that people pay attention to it Your résumé should highlight your skills and achievements.see thesaurus at emphasize2 EMPHASIZEMARKto mark written words with a special coloured pen, or in a different colour on a computer Use the cursor to highlight the name of the document you want to print.3 DCBto make some parts of your hair a lighter colour than the resthighlighting noun [uncountable]
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Examples from the Corpus
highlightThe block should be highlighted, as shown in Figure 10. 9.The slump in the car industry was highlighted by Ford's offer of a $600 rebate on new cars.To delete a block of text, highlight it and then press Del.The Association's first project was to publish a 35-cent brochure highlighting nine historic sites.Nothing else big was happening in the world and newspapers love to highlight problems that the television networks face.This report highlights some of the problems faced by old people in winter.But if you place the cursor on a word, double-clicking the mouse highlights that word.Highlight the desired file using the arrow keys.The report highlighted the need for prison reform.Many thanks for highlighting the problem.Now she has hit a brick wall and has written to me to highlight the problem.Ministers are planning to fund an advertising campaign to highlight the risks of drug-driving.But these, and the ensuing convictions and fines, have done little but highlight the scale of the trade.Your resumé should highlight your skills and achievements.
highlighthighlight2 ●●○ noun  1 [countable]BEST the most important, interesting, or enjoyable part of something such as a holiday, performance, or sports competitionhighlight of That weekend in Venice was definitely the highlight of our trip.highlight from At 11.30 we’ll be showing highlights from the third round of the FA Cup.2 highlights3 [countable] technicalAVPTCP a light bright area on a painting or photograph
Examples from the Corpus
highlightHighlights of the ball game will be shown later.Although it may seem expensive cost of getting to Florida, it will be a highlight of your trip.A highlight of most Alaska cruises is a day spent among the glaciers.A highlight of this performance was the contribution of the Marquis brand to the improvement in Waterford Crystal's operational profitability.Her long blonde hair seemed to come alive in the sunlight which gave it golden highlights.But to provide highlights without at least some explanation is equally so, since they are presumably meant to serve as introductions.Before the game, fans were shown highlights of the season on a large video screen.We were looking forward to seeing the pyramids, which promised to be the highlight of our trip.Compare the highlights of the recent Test series in New Zealand.The weekend in Venice was definitely the highlight of our trip.August may be the best time for hitting the highlights.The ruins of Castle Acre's Cluniac priory area one of the highlights of this section.When I was young, Christmas was the highlight of the year.The highlight of our trip was a stay at the Inn On Tomales Bay.
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Verb table
highlight
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhighlight
he, she, ithighlights
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhighlighted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave highlighted
he, she, ithas highlighted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad highlighted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill highlight
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have highlighted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam highlighting
he, she, itis highlighting
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you, we, theyare highlighting
Past
I, he, she, itwas highlighting
you, we, theywere highlighting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been highlighting
he, she, ithas been highlighting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been highlighting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be highlighting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been highlighting
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