contrast verb

1 compare things in order to show differences

ADV. favourably, unfavourably He contrasted her brashness unfavourably with his mother's gentleness.

PREP. with

PHRASES compare and contrast Compare and contrast the two main characters in the play.

2 be clearly different

ADV. markedly, sharply, starkly, strikingly, strongly, vividly | nicely | oddly | favourably, unfavourably The open approach contrasts favourably with the exclusivity of some universities.

PREP. with This statement contrasts starkly with his previous statements.