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  1. high·light
    IPA[ˈhīˌlīt]
  2. noun

    • 1. an outstanding part of an event or period of time:

      he views that season as the highlight of his career
      Synonym : high point, high spot, best part, climax, culmination, peak, pinnacle, height, top, acme, zenith, apex, summit, apogee, apotheosis, crowning moment, high water mark, most memorable part, most outstanding feature, ne plus ultra, main feature, focal point, focus, focus of attention, center of interest, most interesting part, cynosure
    • 2. the best parts of a sporting or other event edited for broadcasting or recording:

      he never watches TV highlights of games he has umpired
    • 3. a bright or reflective area in a painting, picture, or design.

    • 4. a bright tint in the hair, especially one produced by bleaching or dyeing.

    verb

    • 1. pick out and emphasize:

      the issues highlighted by the report
    • 2. make visually prominent:

      a vast backdrop with the colorful logo highlighted with lasers
    • 3. mark with a highlighter:

      a photocopy with sections highlighted in green
    • 4. mark or select (a piece of text or other element) in an electronic interface:

      you can highlight the word, right-click, and see a list of synonyms click once to highlight the entire row
    • 5. create highlights in (hair):

      I've had my hair highlighted regularly for the last ten years
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: highlight, plural noun: highlights

    • v.: verb: highlight, 3rd person present: highlights, gerund or present participle: highlighting, past tense: highlighted, past participle: highlighted

    • noun

      an outstanding part of an event or period of time:

      the best parts of a sporting or other event edited for broadcasting or recording:

    • verb

      draw special attention to:

      make visually prominent:

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