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contrast

verb     /kənˈtrɑːst/ US  /-ˈtræst/
C2 [T] to compare two people or things in order to show the differences between them: If you contrast some of her early writing with her later work, you can see just how much she improved.Comparing and contrasting C2 [I] If one thing contrasts with another, it is very different from it: The styles of the two film makers contrast quite dramatically. The sharpness of the lemons contrasts with the sweetness of the honey.Being and appearing different
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