highlight

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Highlight is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
highlight

Third-person singular
highlights

Past tense
highlighted

Past participle
highlighted

Present participle
highlighting

  1. (transitive) If you highlight something, you make it more noticeable or obvious.
    I usually use a pen to highlight the important section in my textbook.
    Let me just highlight this point since many people misunderstand it.
  2. (transitive) If you highlight your hair, you make some parts a lighter colour.

Synonyms[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
highlight

Plural
highlights

  1. (countable) A highlight is a particularly good part.
    The chicken was the highlight of the dinner, just amazing.
    I didn't see the game, but I watched the highlights on the news.
  2. (countable) A highlight is a light-coloured area.
    The shirt was blue with yellow highlights.