What does emphasize mean?
Definitions for emphasize
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word emphasize.
stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuateverb
to stress, single out as important
"Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasiseverb
give extra weight to (a communication)
"Her gesture emphasized her words"
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.
Etymology: from – see emphasis.
to utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice; to make emphatic; as, to emphasize a word or a phrase
Emphasize vs. Emphasise -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Emphasize and Emphasise.
Emphasise vs. Emphasize -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Emphasise and Emphasize.
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Rank popularity for the word 'emphasize' in Verbs Frequency: #726
The numerical value of emphasize in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of emphasize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of emphasize in a Sentence
As part of this process, we thought a lot about the way that power dynamics can contribute to sexual harassment, we wanted to emphasize that the central characteristic of any relationship between a professor and an undergraduate in the College should be pedagogical.
When the sport was developed for women, they adapted the men's sport to make it' appropriate' for women, women were expected to do soft, rhythmic, flowing, graceful movements that emphasized beauty and flexibility. This is why they perform to music, and the men don't. Men's floor routines were expected to emphasize strength instead.
We need to stop qualifying that, if somebody's going to come on the board at ATT, we obviously are going to make sure they're qualified. I don't think we have to [ emphasize ] qualified with Black.
We normally don’t have an opening until the building is full, but we’re doing it here because the VA particularly wanted us to emphasize that things are happening. We are making progress. It takes a while.
In the coming days, a 30-day comment period will allow the public to underline the harm the gag rule has wrought and emphasize why it must be ended as swiftly as possible.
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Translations for emphasize
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- изтъквам, подчертавамBulgarian
- emfatitzarCatalan, Valencian
- subrayar, enfatizarSpanish
- اهمیت دادنPersian
- korostaa, tähdentää, painottaaFinnish
- evidenziare, sottolineare, enfatizzareItalian
- アクセント, 強調Japanese
- подчеркнуть, подчёркиватьRussian
- betona, understrykaSwedish
- زور دیناUrdu
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