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highlight — as in:  the paragraph highlights...

The main purpose of this passage is to highlight the degree of income inequality.
to emphasize (call attention to) something; or the thing emphasized
highlight — as in:  highlighted with a yellow marker

The previous owner of the book highlighted with a yellow marker, so I’m using a green one.
to mark important text in a book to reinforce memory of it and for review at a later time; or the text that is marked

See a comprehensive dictionary for meanings of highlight that are not highlighted at this site because they are less academically oriented and are less likely to be seen on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT. They include:
  • the most interesting or memorable part of something
  • a narrow strip of hair that is lighter in color than the surrounding hair
  • an area of lightness in a painting or photograph
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