contrast with

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.
See also: contrast
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: contrast

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.
See also: contrast
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
Measurements (experimental images not shown here) and MC-simulations feature positive NP contrast with maxima at [E.sub.0] [less than or equal to] 5 keV for both substrates and values approaching asymptotically zero for [E.sub.0] > 5 keV.
Despite the potential implications of contrast with humans (e.g., treatment of disruptive behavior in one setting may worsen behavior in another setting, contrast may be more likely to occur at different times of day), the vast majority of research on contrast has been conducted with nonhumans.
Because of the paucity of research on contrast with humans, we chose to use criteria that would maximize the likelihood of detecting an effect, although it might be the case that doing so resulted in a Type I error.
According to that, the changes in some cases will increase stimulus contrast with the black while in cyan in the same terms stimulus contrast will be reduced.
And, in contrast with the exterior lightness of the new tower, interior spaces in the link appear heavy, carved rather than constructed.
In contrast with the facile legibility of the older tower's brickwork, the metal cladding is apparently casually crumpled.
In Wallin's aesthetic world our thought is directed to the perfected, heroized body, a symmetrical, well-constructed machine, and then to the very stark contrast with a more defective model: a body marked by limitations no one will acknowledge--certainly not in an age of elaborate work outs, obsessive dieting, and plastic surgery.
As in so many other things, Machiavelli was a transitional figure who faced up to the fact that the practitioners of good statecraft, unlike the practitioners of good politics, would in all likelihood go to hell (what a contrast with Cicero's Scipio!).
For example, silhouettes can be painted on the wall behind the toilet and the toilet paper holder to make them contrast with the white bathroom walls.
Her problems also provide an illuminating contrast with Reaga.
In the third experiment of the same study, free operant responding in college students was studied under mult schedules, examining positive contrast with half the subjects and negative contrast with the other half.
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.
In contrast with Domenig's earlier and more fiercely expressive work it seems remarkably reserved, and all the better so.
Negative contrast with deprived subjects tended to recover on the second day of downshifts and reoccurred on subsequent shifts.