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contrast (someone or something) with (someone or something)

1. To highlight the differences between two people or things. A noun or pronoun can be used between "contrast" and "with." Now contrast Joe's unenthusiastic reaction with Sally's unbridled glee over the news.
2. To be obviously or clearly different from someone or something else. I think the paint color of the trim contrasts with the walls nicely.
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contrast (someone or something) with (someone or something else)

 and contrast (someone or something) to (someone or something else)
to examine people or things in a way that will show their differences. Contrast Sally with Sam, for instance, to see real differences. Contrast the busy geometry of a Gothic cathedral to the simple lines of an old Saxon castle.
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contrast with someone or something

1. to be different from someone or something. Bill's cheery attitude really contrasts with the gloom of his twin brother, Bob. This stiped tie really contrasts with that polka-dot shirt.
2. [for a color or pattern, etc.] to show a marked difference with or complement another. The black one contrasts nicely with the white one.
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A more recent study by Kingston, Young, Sindhusake, & Truong, (2012) comparing extravasation rates following cannulation by radiology staff and ward staff, found radiology staff can provide safe administration of IV contrast with low extravasation rates.
We used human serum albumin as a foam stabilizer and thus we could make foam contrast with a long-lasting foam state.
34) This parallel development of middle- and working-class amenities well illustrates Blackpool's contrast with Coney's dilemma.
Edwards (1979) conducted a study on mult schedule positive contrast with college students.
And the static, heavily earthbound stretches of almost monolithic buff brick capped by beige concrete forms yet another complementary contrast with the more dynamic arrangement of the windows, especially the broad cills and gutters that slice out at the sky.