foreground, highlight, spotlight, play up(verb)
move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
"The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"
cozy up, cotton up, shine up, play up, sidle up, suck up(verb)
ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior
"She is playing up to the chairman"
soak up, bootlick, sop up, cozy up, highlight, toady, draw, cotton up, shine up, absorb, take in, sidle up, kowtow, spotlight, suck, play up, imbibe, truckle, take up, suck up, foreground, fawn, kotow
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