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highlight

noun  /ˈhɑɪˌlɑɪt/ us  

highlight noun (BEST PART)

[C] the best, most important, or most interesting part: The highlight of our trip to New York was going to the top of the Empire State Building.

highlight noun (BRIGHT AREA)

[C usually pl] a bright or lighter-colored area on the surface of something, esp. on a painting

highlight

verb [T]  /ˈhɑɪˌlɑɪt/ us  

highlight verb [T] (EMPHASIZE)

to attract attention to or emphasize something important: The report highlights the need for increased funding.
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