verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH contrastcompare, contrast
Example sentences from the Web for contrast
That contrasts with a 49 to 48 percent advantage for Democrats in the other 37 states.
All of this contrasts markedly with pre-recession policies, especially what has come to be known as the “Beckham Law.”
Viewers love the show because it contrasts rich and poor, upstairs and down, particularly when the two worlds collide.
He talked about monochrome color-blocks and an absolute positioning of the Fendi image: contrasts with visual harmony.
This contrasts with many urban regions, where close-in areas just beyond downtowns have been actually losing population.Houston Rising—Why the Next Great American Cities Aren’t What You Think|Joel Kotkin|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The extremes and contrasts of life do much to shape character.A Man's Value to Society|Newell Dwight Hillis
He gave to the whole coast the name of "the coast of contrasts," to preserve the memory of his disappointments.The Life of Christopher Columbus from his own Letters and Journals|Edward Everett Hale
On the contrasts of acts themselves, the reader will make his own remarks and inferences.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2|Egerton Ryerson
He contrasts the dignity of the imagination with the presumptuous littleness of certain modern philosophers.The Radicalism of Shelley and Its Sources|Daniel J. MacDonald
These contrasts are clearly brought out by the graphs which represent practices well recognized for the varieties.The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
British Dictionary definitions for contrast
- (of a photographic emulsion) the degree of density measured against exposure used
- the extent to which adjacent areas of an optical image, esp on a television screen or in a photographic negative or print, differ in brightness