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.
  Is something important missing? Report an error or suggest an improvement.

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."
 Cabe destacar que el equipo funciona con normalidad.
 It should be pointed out that the equipment is working normally.
  Is something important missing? Report an error or suggest an improvement.

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