December 29, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
highlight /ˈhaɪˌlaɪt/ verb

highlights; highlighted; highlighting

Highlighting important information
Highlighting important information
Learner's definition of HIGHLIGHT

[+ object]

1 a : to make or try to make people notice or be aware of (someone or something) : to direct attention to (someone or something)

  • Unfortunately, the media insisted upon highlighting his troubled past.

  • The speech highlighted [=emphasized] the importance of improving education in rural communities.

1 b : to be a very interesting, exciting, or important part of (something)

  • Our trip was highlighted by a great jazz concert we attended.

2 : to mark (something, such as text) with a bright color

  • The students highlighted important vocabulary words in their textbooks.

  • Important names and dates in each chapter are highlighted.

  • (computers) Use your mouse to highlight the text that you want to revise.

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