contrast (someone or something) to (someone or something else)

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contrast (someone or something) to (someone or something else)

To highlight or emphasize upon comparison the differences between two different people or things. Now contrast Joe's unenthusiastic reaction to Sally's unbridled glee over the news. It's only when you contrast our new project manager to the last one that you realize how inefficient the latter had been.
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contrast to (something)

1. To differ very clearly upon comparison with another person or thing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "contrast" and "to." The attitudes and outlooks on the West Coast contrast sharply to those on the East Coast. He contrasts greatly to his older brother, who has always been something of an overachiever.
2. To highlight or emphasize upon comparison the differences between two different people or things. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "contrast" and "to." Now contrast Joe's unenthusiastic reaction to Sally's unbridled glee over the news. It's only when you contrast our new project manager to the last one that you realize how inefficient the latter had been.
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