Translation of destacar in English:

destacar

to emphasize, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (recalcar, subrayar)
    to emphasize
    to stress
    destacó la gravedad de la situación he underlined / stressed / emphasized the gravity of the situation
  • 2

    Art
    to highlight
    to bring out
  • 3

    • 3.1(enviar)

      (tropas) to post
      fueron destacados para defender el puente they were detailed to defend the bridge

    • 3.2

      (fotógrafo/periodista) to send


intransitive verb

  • 1

    to stand out
    el trabajo destaca por su originalidad the work is remarkable for / stands out because of its originality
    • el marco hace destacar aún más la belleza del cuadro the frame further enhances the beauty of the picture
    • destacó como autor teatral he was an outstanding playwright
    • a lo lejos destacaba el campanario de la iglesia the church tower stood out in the distance
    • nunca destacó como estudiante he never excelled / shone as a student
    • destaca entre los de su edad por su estatura he stands out from others of his age because of his height

pronominal verb