WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations
destacar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (descollar, sobresalir)  (figurative, among peers)stand out vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
   (against background)be outlined, be silhouetted v aux + past p
 Alejandra es tan brillante que destaca entre toda la gente.
 Alejandra is so brilliant that she stands out among everyone else.
destacar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (enfatizar algo)  (US)emphasize vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (UK)emphasise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  stress vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  underline, highlight vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Los periódicos destacan el final de la guerra.
 
Additional Translations
destacar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (militar: designar)pick, assign vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (more formal)designate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Destacaron a los mejores soldados para la misión especial.
 They picked (or: assigned) the best soldiers for the special mission.
 They designated the best soldiers for the special mission.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms:
cabe destacar que loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (es relevante)it should be pointed out that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it should be noted that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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