contrasted the computerized system with the old filing cards
collate implies minute and critical inspection in order to note points of agreement or divergence.
data from districts around the country will be collated
Examples of contrast in a Sentence
Her black dress and the white background contrast sharply.
We compared and contrasted the two characters of the story. Noun
I observed an interesting contrast in the teaching styles of the two women.
Careful contrast of the twins shows some differences.
In contrast to last year's profits, the company is not doing very well.
The queen's wit and humor made the prince seem dull by contrast.
They spent millions of dollars on advertising. By way of contrast, our small company spent under 5,000 dollars. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
This dynamic broadcast microphone features a contrasting black grille that gives the PodMic a sleek but classic look.—Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 What to Consider While some may like the contrasting orange wheels and interior lining, others may find them a little bit garish for a professional setting.—Jessica MacDonald, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2023 Jennie contrasted with her bandmates in a sweet, bridal ensemble.—Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 21 Nov. 2023 There are some elevated style details, too, like the contrasting neoprene cuff around the upper part of the shaft and the chunkier sole with the subtle platform lift.—Chadner Navarro, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Nov. 2023 The pair wore contrasting monotone colors with their signature edgy style as they were photographed stepping out for a date night at the GQ Men of the Year Party on Thursday.—Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 Off-white or cream and contrasting wall and trim color combinations (such as gray-blue, muted green, mustard yellow, or barn red, for example) recall colonial-style interiors.—Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Nov. 2023 Medium brown hardwood floors neatly contrast against the pale decor, a neutral palette filled mostly with whites and some pops of light gray.—James McClain, Robb Report, 15 Nov. 2023 The boom in autos contrasts with broader weakness in exports as the global economy slows.—Jason Douglas, WSJ, 19 Nov. 2023
Marks, in contrast, produced all 12 tracks on the record alongside boygenius.—Mesfin Fekadu, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Dec. 2023 Those rates stood in marked contrast to the completion rates for students beginning at private, for-profit schools (46.0%) and at public two-year colleges (43.4%).—Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 That is in contrast to Malaysia, which has picked the film as its Oscar contender but where censors have cut so much out of it that Eu has disowned the local print.—Janine Stein, Variety, 30 Nov. 2023 The third season ratchets up the contrast between Slough House and its glitzy counterpart, the Park, where the agents are in good standing, the lights are bright and the staff is stylish, safe and well-funded.—Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023 In contrast, DeSantis and Haley have become openly hostile toward him.—Brady Knox, Washington Examiner, 29 Nov. 2023 The poultry industry seemed like a straightforward target for reform, in contrast to more complicated battles against Big Tech.—H. Claire Brown, New York Times, 29 Nov. 2023 Sabu, in contrast, was possessed of a resolutely earthbound quality, along with the heady perfume of the unfamiliar to American audiences.—Hazlitt, 29 Nov. 2023 In the fastest-warming part of the planet, the Svalbard reindeer’s relative success is a welcome contrast to the challenges facing many other northern animals.—Cheryl Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Nov. 2023 See More
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borrowed from French contraster "to be in opposition (of elements of a work of art)," re-formation (after Italian contrastare "to oppose, set against, be in opposition [of elements of a work of art]") of Middle French contrester "to resist, oppose, struggle against," going back to Old French, going back to Vulgar Latin *contrāstāre "to oppose," from Latin contrā "opposite, facing, against" + stāre "to stand" — more at contra-, stand entry 1
borrowed from French contraste, borrowed from Italian contrasto "debate, discord, juxtaposition of elements in a work of art," noun derivative of contrastare "to oppose, set against, be in opposition (of elements of a work of art)" — more at contrast entry 1