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foreground

  
  ( foregrounds    plural & 3rd person present  )
1       n-var   Theforeground of a picture or scene you are looking at is the part or area of it that appears nearest to you.  
oft in the N     (Antonym: background)    He is the bowler-hatted figure in the foreground of Orpen's famous painting.     
2       n-sing   If something or someone is in theforeground, or comes to theforeground, they receive a lot of attention.  
usu the N, oft in/to N  
This is another worry that has come to the foreground in recent years.     
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foreground

  
  
centre, forefront, front, limelight, prominence  

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to foreground v.
to emphasize (an issue, idea or word)

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