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Synonyms of 'highlight'

(verb) 
Definition
to give emphasis to
Two events have highlighted the tensions in recent days.
Synonyms
emphasize
I should emphasize that nothing has been finally decided as yet.
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stress
He stressed the need for new measures.
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accent
She had a round face accented by a little white cap.
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feature
This event features a stunning catwalk show.
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set off
,
show up
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underline
The report underlined his concern that standards were at risk.
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spotlight
a new book spotlighting female entrepreneurs
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play up
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accentuate
His shaven head accentuates his large round face.
, , ,
focus attention on
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call attention to
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give prominence to
,
bring to the fore
Opposites
play down
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gloss over
, , ,
airbrush
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de-emphasize
(noun) 
Definition
the most exciting or memorable part of something
one of the highlights of the tournament
Synonyms
high point
The high point of this trip was a day at the races.
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peak
Her career was at its peak when she died.
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climax
Reaching the Olympics was the climax of her career.
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feature
the most striking feature of the whole garden
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best part
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focal point
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main feature
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high spot
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memorable part
Opposites
low point
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lowlight

Additional synonyms

in the sense of accent
Definition
to lay particular emphasis on
She had a round face accented by a little white cap.
Synonyms
bring home,
underscore,
give emphasis to,
call or draw attention to
in the sense of accentuate
Definition
to stress or emphasize
His shaven head accentuates his large round face.
Synonyms
bring home,
underscore,
give emphasis to,
call or draw attention to
in the sense of climax
Definition
the most intense or highest point of an experience or of a series of events
Reaching the Olympics was the climax of her career.
Synonyms
top,
pay-off (informal),
high spot (informal),

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