highlight

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noun
ADJECTIVE
absolute, definite, main, major, real, undisputed (esp. BrE), undoubted (esp. BrE)

The real highlight of the trip for me was the visit to the Tower of London.

notable (esp. BrE)
obvious
personal
comic, football, musical, sporting (BrE), sports (AmE)
career
edited highlights (BrE), recorded highlights (BrE), video highlights

Recorded highlights of the game will be shown later tonight.

streamed video highlights from today's news

PHRASES
the highlight of the day, week, year, etc.

The highlight of the week was Saturday's fireworks.

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verb
ADVERB
clearly

These figures clearly highlight the difference in world living standards.

dramatically, graphically, starkly

The needs of these children were dramatically highlighted by the Action Group.

merely, only, simply

The talks merely highlighted the great gulf between the two sides.

particularly, specifically
rightly
repeatedly
recently
VERB + HIGHLIGHT
serve to

The incident has sadly only served to highlight the differences within the party.

Highlight is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑article, ↑example, ↑exhibit, ↑report, ↑result, ↑study, ↑survey
Highlight is used with these nouns as the object: ↑aspect, ↑benefit, ↑case, ↑complexity, ↑contrast, ↑danger, ↑difference, ↑extent, ↑fact, ↑failing, ↑flaw, ↑gap, ↑impact, ↑importance, ↑inadequacy, ↑inconsistency, ↑issue, ↑limitation, ↑link, ↑necessity, ↑need, ↑peril, ↑plight, ↑point, ↑problem, ↑role, ↑shortcoming, ↑similarity, ↑text, ↑vulnerability, ↑weakness

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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