Fr. < It. contrasto, contention, opposition.
- Antithesis; opposition; complement.
- Comparison; demonstration of dissimilar qualities; placing of opposite things in view.
contrast [-ed, -ing] v
Sp., Port. contrastar, to resist, withstand, strive, debate, quarrel.
- Compare; set in opposition similar things in order to highlight the differences.
- Examine; compare with; demonstrate the superiority of one over the other.