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highlight

[ hahy-lahyt ]
/ ˈhaɪˌlaɪt /
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verb (used with object), high·light·ed, high·light·ing.

noun

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of highlight

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; high + light1
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British Dictionary definitions for highlight

highlight
/ (ˈhaɪˌlaɪt) /

noun

an area of the lightest tone in a painting, drawing, photograph, etc
the most exciting or memorable part of an event or period of time
(often plural) a bleached blond streak in the hair

verb (tr)

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