Highlight – Synonyms

17.06.23 Synonyms Time to read: 2min

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The word “highlight” generally means to draw attention to something or to emphasize something important.

Another word for “highlight” is spotlight or emphasize. However, more synonyms will be listed in this article.

“Highlight” – General synonyms

The following illustrates other words for “highlight” that may be used in everyday conversation as well as in academic writing.

  • Accentuate
  • Call attention to
  • Elevate
  • Emphasize
  • Exemplify
  • Feature
  • Focus on
  • Illustrate
  • Showcase
  • Spotlight

“Highlight” synonyms in the sense of emphasize

Synonyms of the word “highlight” in the sense of emphasize are:

  • Accent
  • Accentuate
  • Bring to the fore
  • Call attention to
  • Emphasize
  • Feature
  • Flag
  • Focus attention on
  • Foreground
  • Give prominence to
  • Play up
  • Set off
  • Show up
  • Spotlight
  • Stress
  • Underline

“Highlight” synonyms in the sense of high point like

Synonyms of the word “highlight” in the sense of high point like are:

  • Best part
  • Climax
  • Feature
  • Focal point
  • Focus
  • High point
  • High spot
  • Main feature
  • Memorable part
  • Peak
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“Highlight” – Synonyms used in academic writing

In an academic context, the word “highlight” is used when you want to draw attention to important points in a text or result. It could also be used in academic writing to highlight a section, summary, or finding.

However, more synonyms for “highlight” used in academic writing will be shown below.

Are you looking for suitable synonyms for “highlight” for your academic paper? Have a look at the table below with the top suggestions from our BachelorPrint-Team.

“Highlight” Synonyms Examples
Emphasize The study wants to highlight the…
The study wants to emphasize the…
Underscore The study aims to highlight the significance of…
The study aims to underscore the significance of…
Summarize The presentation will highlight the key findings of…
The presentation will summarize the key findings of…


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