Definitions for emphasizeˈɛm fəˌsaɪz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
em•pha•sizeˈɛm fəˌsaɪz(v.t.)-sized, -siz•ing.
to give emphasis to.
stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate(verb)
to stress, single out as important
"Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasise(verb)
give extra weight to (a communication)
"Her gesture emphasized her words"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to indicate that sth is important
The school emphasizes social development.; I'd like to emphasize that there are no wrong answers to this question.
to make noticeable
She wore a fitted dress to emphasize her figure.
To stress, give emphasis or extra weight to (something).
His two-fingered gesture emphasized what he had told his boss to do with his job.
Origin: from – see emphasis.
to utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice; to make emphatic; as, to emphasize a word or a phrase
British National Corpus
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