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"highlight" in British English

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highlightverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈhaɪ.laɪt/
B2 to ​attractattention to or ​emphasize something ​important: The ​report highlights the need for ​improvedsafety. The ​spellingmistakes in the ​text had been highlighted ingreen.
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highlightnoun

uk   us   /ˈhaɪ.laɪt/

highlight noun (BEST PART)

B2 [C] the ​best or most ​exciting, ​entertaining, or ​interestingpart of something: Highlights of the ​match will be ​shown after the ​news.

highlight noun (HAIR)

[C usually plural] a ​narrowstrip of ​hair on a person's ​head that has been made a ​lightercolour than the ​surroundinghair
(Definition of highlight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"highlight" in American English

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highlightnoun

 us   /ˈhɑɪˌlɑɪt/

highlight noun (BEST PART)

[C] the ​best, most ​important, or most ​interestingpart: The highlight of ​ourtrip 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

highlightverb [T]

 us   /ˈhɑɪˌlɑɪt/

highlight verb [T] (EMPHASIZE)

to ​attractattention to or ​emphasize something ​important: The ​report highlights the need for ​increasedfunding.
(Definition of highlight from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"highlight" in Business English

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highlightverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈhaɪlaɪt/
to ​attractattention to something important or to emphasize it: highlight concerns/problems/risks The ​study highlighted ​rural problems such as ​fallingfarmincomes and ​developmentpressures.highlight the fact that sth She highlighted the fact that ​growingnumbers of ​people are looking for their ​money to be ​invested in a more socially ​responsible way.highlight the need for sth Intimidation attacks by both ​sides yesterday highlighted the need for ​peace.
to ​marktext on ​paper or a ​computerscreen with a colour to emphasize it: Immediately after the ​meeting it's helpful to highlight important ​points in your ​notes.

highlightnoun

uk   us   /ˈhaɪlaɪt/
[C] the best or most interesting ​part of something: the highlight of sth What has been the highlight of your ​career and what has been the ​lowpoint?
[C, usually plural] the most important detail or ​information in a ​document, etc.: highlights from sth The ​following are highlights from the ​agreementstruck between the ​airline and the Air Line Pilots Association.
(Definition of highlight from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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