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Underline vs. Highlight

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Underlinenoun

A line placed underneath a piece of text in order to provide emphasis or to indicate that it should be viewed in italics or (in electronic documents) that it acts as a hyperlink.

Highlightnoun

An area or a spot in a drawing, painting, or photograph that is strongly illuminated.

Underlinenoun

The character _.

Highlightnoun

An especially significant or interesting detail or event.

Underlinenoun

(dated) An announcement of a theatrical performance to follow, placed in an advertisement for the current one.

Highlightnoun

(cosmetology) A strand or spot of hair dyed a different color than the rest.

Underlineverb

To draw a line underneath something, especially to add emphasis; to underscore

Highlightverb

(transitive) To make prominent; emphasize.

Underlineverb

(figuratively) To emphasise or stress something

Highlightverb

(transitive) To be a highlight of.

Underlineverb

To influence secretly.

Highlightverb

(transitive) To mark (important passages of text), e.g. with a fluorescent marker pen or in a wordprocessor, as a means of memory retention or for later reference.

Underlineadjective

Passing under a railway line.

Highlightverb

(transitive) To dye (part of the hair) a different color than the rest.

Underlineverb

To mark a line below, as words; to underscore.

Highlightverb

To seek the attention of (a user) on IRC by mentioning their name in a message, causing that message to appear highlighted on their screen.

Underlineverb

To influence secretly.

Highlightverb

To emphasize or call attention to, by moving into the foreground or otherwise making more prominent.

Underlineverb

Emphasize or call attention to; highlight; as, Long waits at the emergency room underline the need for a larger hospital.

Highlightverb

To make (part of a text or image) more prominent, especially by making it of a lighter hue or of a different color than the remaining part.

Underlinenoun

a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)

Highlightnoun

The part of an image that has the most intense light.

Underlineverb

give extra weight to (a communication);

‘Her gesture emphasized her words’;

Highlightnoun

The most memorable or enjoyable part; - of events or activities; as, the highlight of our trip was the tour of the Vatican.

Underlineverb

draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to

Highlightnoun

the most interesting or memorable part;

‘the highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican’;

Highlightnoun

an area of lightness in a picture

Highlightverb

move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent;

‘The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics’;

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