Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you contrast two things, you look for or explain the differences between them. (noun) Contrasts are the differences you find when you compare something or someone.

Examples: (verb) The new data was contrasted with previous data to find an interesting pattern. (verb) It’s difficult not to contrast the good things he says with the terrible way he acts. (noun) Married life is a sharp contrast to the life of a single person. (noun) When comparing English and Japanese, there are many contrasts but also a large number of similarities.

Synonyms: nouns: difference, comparison, disagreement. verbs: compare.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 E

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