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English definition of “highlight”


verb [T] (EMPHASIZE)   /ˈhɑɪˌlɑɪt/
to attract attention to or emphasize something important : The report highlights the need for increased funding .
(Definition of highlight verb (EMPHASIZE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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