English Synonyms and Antonyms
To compare (Latin con, together, and par, equal) is to place together in order to show likeness or unlikeness; to contrast (Latin contra, against, and sto, stand) is to set in opposition in order to show unlikeness. We contrast objects that have been already compared. We must compare them, at least momentarily, even to know that they are different. We contrast them when we observe their unlikeness in a general way; we differentiate them when we note the difference exactly and point by point. We distinguish objects when we note a difference that may fall short of contrast; we discriminate them when we classify or place them according to their differences.
We contrast one object with another.
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contrast, direct contrastnoun
the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
"in contrast to", "by contrast"
the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
line, dividing line, demarcation, contrastnoun
a conceptual separation or distinction
"there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
course, billet, short letter, assembly line, crease, melodic phrase, argumentation, pedigree, argument, business line, product line, parentage, melodic line, rail line, communication channel, job, phone line, line of products, cable, demarcation line, occupation, credit line, railway line, personal line of credit, line of reasoning, pipeline, descent, demarcation, stemma, channel, tune, bank line, agate line, direct contrast, line of work, dividing line, stock, business, furrow, lineage, wrinkle, line of merchandise, note, origin, personal credit line, logical argument, line of credit, line of descent, melody, telephone circuit, line of business, air, line, bloodline, transmission line, strain, limit, telephone line, seam, crinkle, production line, subscriber line, ancestry, blood, blood line
the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors
the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)
put in opposition to show or emphasize differences
"The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"
to show differences when compared; be different
"the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"
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How to use contrast in a sentence?
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Instead, he rubber-stamped Tedros like a mildly overdue library book.The status quo should have been a status no, and only the United States has the heft to call out China's guy.But Biden's team … continued to show little interest in creating leverage for needed change at WHO's helm. the Biden administration’s failure to put forward a qualified candidate stands in stark contrast to its stated desire to both meaningfully reform the WHO and rehabilitate the beleaguered health body’s global standing.
As I was reading through the comments, Jim Acosta talking to people in the crowd at the [ Trump ] rally last night and obviously seeing all of those pictures of no social distancing and very few people with masks on, et cetera, and the contrast to the football game last night where lots of masks, people socially distanced, the whole plan in place to protect the fans, the players the referees, the coaches, everybody, you know.
UNC asserted that although courses were created and graded by an office secretary, student-athletes completed their own work. Here, by contrast, Missouri acknowledged that Yolanda Kumar completed student-athletes work and, in most instances, this conduct violated its honor code.
It's a powerful contrast anywhere and everywhere, it allows Democrats to get off of defense and start playing offense on the cost of living — and the good news for Democrats is it's an offense that is quite powerful.
Translations for contrast
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- контрастирам, контраст, противопоставямBulgarian
- protiklad, kontrastovatCzech
- kontrastieren, Kontrast, gegenüberstellenGerman
- kontrasti, kontrastoEsperanto
- contrastar, contrasteSpanish
- vastakohta, rinnastaa, kontrastinappula, verrata, kontrastiFinnish
- הנגיד, ניגודHebrew
- contraste, contrastarPortuguese
- контраст, контрастировать, противопоставить, противопоставлятьRussian
- kontrastera, kontrastSwedish
- اس کے برعکسUrdu
- tương phảnVietnamese
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