What does emphasise mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasiseverb

    give extra weight to (a communication)

    "Her gesture emphasized her words"

  2. stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuateverb

    to stress, single out as important

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


  1. emphasise

    To emphasise means to give special importance or prominence to something in speaking, writing or in any form of expression. It could also refer to laying stress on a particular thing to make it more noticeable or understood.

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'emphasise' in Verbs Frequency: #565

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emphasise in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emphasise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of emphasise in a Sentence

  1. Ahmed Asseri:

    We never conducted any, and I emphasise this, any strike in Yemen since we started the humanitarian pause.

  2. Chief Executive Magnus Hall:

    It's important to emphasise that Vattenfall remains committed to all its other activities in Germany, germany will remain the most important market for Vattenfall even after the sale of the lignite business.

  3. Janet Yellen:

    We’ll be trying to do that, but I should emphasise it’s not essential that every country be on board.

  4. Chancellor Werner Faymann:

    The focus of the support is on humanitarian help, but it is also, and I would like to emphasise this, on supporting border controls where it is necessary.

  5. Jeremy Farrar:

    Although Congo Ebola outbreak does not at this time pose a global health threat, I want to emphasise that for the affected families and communities, Congo Ebola outbreak is very much Congo Ebola outbreak, we also need the international community to step up Congo Ebola outbreak financial commitment to ending Congo Ebola outbreak.

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