Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun highlight

2 senses of highlight

Sense 1
highlight, high spot -- (the most interesting or memorable part; "the highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican")
       => detail, particular, item -- (a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; "it was perfect in all details")

Sense 2
highlight, highlighting -- (an area of lightness in a picture)
       => light, lightness -- (the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb highlight

2 senses of highlight

Sense 1
foreground, highlight, spotlight, play up -- (move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent; "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics")
       => bring out, set off -- (direct attention to, as if by means of contrast; "This dress accentuates your nice figure!"; "I set off these words by brackets")

Sense 2
highlight -- (apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent; "highlight the area above your eyebrows")
       => make up -- (apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier; "She makes herself up every morning")

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