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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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Contrast media are a group of pharmaceuticals that aid in the enhanced delineation of tissues to better direct the diagnosis of disease.
The report analyzes the contrast media market at the category (CT, MRI, and ultrasound) and subcategory (ionic, non-ionic, barium, paramagnetic and superparamagnetic) levels, highlighting trends and issues affecting the utilization, volume, and value of contrast media at a country level.
Contrast data mining; concepts, algorithms, and applications.
Magnetic ions, which alter the nuclear properties of hydrogen in water, offer the advantage of consistent identical designs, but provide low contrasts.
have shown that nanoscale magnets in the form of iron-containing molecules can be used to improve the contrast between healthy and diseased tissues in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques.
All of these contrasts should provide clues as to why the fates of Coney and Blackpool were so different (as well as show the futility of generalized explanations of the decline of Victorian industrial saturnalia).
John Walton and I were able to highlight real contrasts in the expression of what we call the industrial saturnalia of predominantly working class or, at least, non-genteel pleasure places between the US and Britain.
This student housing for Trinity College in Cambridge explores geometry and contrast to create a richly complex, yet humanly responsive setting for study.
Moreover, he adds, the results complement studies conducted in the past several years showing that, in cats and monkeys, the perception of apparent motion, color contrasts, and surface colors also occurs in the primary visual cortex.
On the other hand, Gracie Mae's description of this first encounter contrasts Traynor with the deacon.
Such blood values are often required to determine a patient's kidney function before certain IV contrast agents are administered.
On the west side, in contrast, corridors taper with reducing traffic, the single open well and best view being at the north end.
These contrasts help eliminate several sources of uncertainty in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders.
All three Varibar contrasts - Varibar Nectar, Varibar Honey and Varibar Pudding - share unique low-coating characteristics that leave the esophagus stripped and clean.
By decomposing the digital image into a large number of different frequency ranges (detail sets) and modulating the single amplitudes (contrasts) within each of these ranges, MUSICA provides exceptionally perceptible contrasts.