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foreground

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of foreground

  1. to indicate the importance of by centering attention on <repeatedly foregrounded his experience in international affairs in the course of his campaign for the presidency> Synonyms accent, accentuate, feature, emphasize, highlight, illuminate, play up, point (up), press, punctuate, stressRelated Words focus, identify, pinpoint, spotlight; advertise, boost, plug, promote, publicize; overplayNear Antonyms tone (down), underemphasize, understate; belittle, discount, disparage, minimizeAntonyms de-emphasize, play down





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