highlight highlight  /ˈhaɪ ˌlaɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the most interesting or memorable part
  2. (n) an area of lightness in a picture
  3. (v) move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
  4. (v) apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent

Usage(s):

  1. In the evening, the President will host a dinner celebrating Ramadan and highlight the contributions of American Muslims in the State Dining Room.
  2. The economists who highlight this phenomenon tend to be liberals; many of them blame the Reagan Administration for failing to help Middle Americans adapt to the postindustrial age.
  3. We're going to highlight some of those provisions in the Senate bill to make sure people know what the Senate bill really does.

News

  1. UTC PR Clinic: PR For Every Business

    SALT LAKE CITY, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Snapp Conner PR ( http://snappconner.com ) will highlight six PR tactics any company can utilize to effectively promote its brand at the Utah Technology Council's ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Bassett, Whitaker, J-Hud, Blige in ‘Black Nativity’ Trailer [Watch]

    *A highlight of Sunday’s “BET Awards ‘13” telecast took place during an early commercial break when a trailer for the upcoming holiday musical “Black Nativity” made its debut. The contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ play stars Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige and Nas – billed as his [...]
    on July 1, 2013     Source: EURweb

  3. More Ohio Patrols Highlight Drunk Boating Danger

    Extra waterway patrols in Ohio will highlight the dangers of boating while drunk or on drugs.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: WBNS-10TV Columbus

Quotes

  1. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the number two House Republican, said that Obama's plan "looks dramatically out of touch as they highlight the creation of temporary summer employment in the face of job losses unseen in decades, record unemployment and...
    on Jun 9, 2009 By: Eric Cantor Source: Boston Globe

  2. Shami Chakrabarti, director of human rights group Liberty, said on Friday: "Today's farcical proceedings highlight the nightmare of control orders and the heads we win; tails you lose" Home Office idea of justice."
    on Jul 31, 2009 By: Shami Chakrabarti Source: BBC News

  3. "Such barbaric acts targeting innocent men, women and children only highlight the desperation and cowardice of those responsible," Singh said in an e-mailed statement. "We will take all possible steps to maintain peace and bring the...
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Bloomberg

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periphery periphery
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