English - Vietnamese Dictionary
contrast /'kɔntræst/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ (+ between)
- sự tương phản, sự trái ngược (giữa)
- the contrast between light and shade: sự tương phản giữa ánh sáng và bóng tối
- to put colours in contrast: để cho màu sắc tương phản nhau, để cho màu sắc đối chọi nhau
- (+ to) cái tương phản (với)
- động từ
- làm tương phản, làm trái ngược; đối chiếu để làm nổi bật những điểm khác nhau; tương phản nhau, trái ngược hẳn
- thesee two colours contrast very well: hai màu này tương phản với nhau rất nổ
- his actions contrast with his words: hành động của của hắn trái ngược với lời nói của hắn
+the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
+the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
+a conceptual separation or distinction
+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
+to show differences when compared; be different
Advanced English Dictionary
1 juxtapose, oppose, compare, distinguish, differentiate, discriminate, set or place against; set off:
Contrast life in the 18th century with life today.
2 conflict, differ or diverge or deviate (from):
The two styles contrast sharply. Australian speech contrasts with that of Canada in many respects.
3 comparison; difference, distinction, disparity, dissimilarity:
The author emphasizes the contrasts between the two economic policies.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [C, U] ~ (between A and B)
~ (to / with sb/sth) a difference between two or more people or things that you can see clearly when they are compared or put close together; the fact of comparing two or more things in order to show the differences between them: There is an obvious contrast between the cultures of East and West. + The company lost $7 million this quarter in contrast to a profit of $6.2 million a year earlier. + When you look at their new system, ours seems very old-fashioned by contrast. + The situation when we arrived was in marked contrast to the news reports. + to show a sharp / stark / striking contrast with sth + The poverty of her childhood stands in total contrast to her life in Hollywood. + A wool jacket complements the silk trousers and provides an interesting contrast in texture. + Careful contrast of the two plans shows some important differences.
2 [C] ~ (to sb/sth) a person or thing that is clearly different from sb/sth else: The work you did today is quite a contrast to (= very much better / worse than) what you did last week.
3 [U] differences in colour or in light and dark, used in photographs and paintings to create a special effect: The artist's use of contrast is masterly.
4 [U] the amount of difference between light and dark in a picture on a television screen: Use this button to adjust the contrast.
1 [VN] ~ (A and / with B) to compare two things in order to show the differences between them: It is interesting to contrast the British legal system with the American one. + The poem contrasts youth and age. + Compare and contrast the two novels.
2 [V] ~ (with sth) to show a clear difference when close together or when compared: Her actions contrasted sharply with her promises. + Her actions and her promises contrasted sharply.
clear, marked, sharp, stark, startling, striking, strong
There is a stark contrast between the lives of the rich and those of the poor.
| complete, direct
VERB + CONTRAST
make, offer, provide
The fresh fruit provides a contrast to the rich chocolate pudding.
When you look at their new system, ours seems very old-fashioned by contrast.
| in ~ (to/with)
The company lost $13 million this year, in contrast with a profit of $15 million last year.
| ~ between, ~ in
The contrast in appearance between the sisters was striking.
| ~ to
This busy social life was a complete contrast to his old quiet life.
stand in … contrast to sb/sth
Their attitudes towards love and marriage stand in stark contrast to those of their parents. verb
1 compare things in order to show differences
He contrasted her brashness unfavourably with his mother's gentleness.
compare and contrast
Compare and contrast the two main characters in the play.
2 be clearly different
markedly, sharply, starkly, strikingly, strongly, vividly | nicely | oddly | favourably, unfavourably
The open approach contrasts favourably with the exclusivity of some universities.
This statement contrasts starkly with his previous statements.
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