Definitions for emphasizeˈɛm fəˌsaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

em•pha•sizeˈɛm fəˌsaɪz(v.t.)-sized, -siz•ing.

  1. to give emphasis to.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate(verb)

    to stress, single out as important

    "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"

  2. underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasise(verb)

    give extra weight to (a communication)

    "Her gesture emphasized her words"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. emphasize(verb)ˈɛm fəˌsaɪz

    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.

  2. emphasizeˈɛm fəˌsaɪz

    to make noticeable

    She wore a fitted dress to emphasize her figure.


  1. emphasize(Verb)

    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.

  2. Origin: from – see emphasis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emphasize(verb)

    to utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice; to make emphatic; as, to emphasize a word or a phrase

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'emphasize' in Verbs Frequency: #726


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