What does emphasize mean?

Definitions for emphasizeˈɛm fəˌsaɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word emphasize.

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"


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emphasize in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emphasize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Funmi Olopade:

    I can't emphasize enough how important this is.

  2. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov:

    I want to emphasize that I have never had any kind of commercial interests in Syria or Iran.

  3. Paul Cosford:

    But I would emphasize the risk is extremely low to anybody else outside of the hospital treating her.

  4. Jim Swetz:

    This was totally unnecessary. But we have to emphasize one thing: Nobody intended for that young man to die.

  5. Esmeralda Labye in the lead-up:

    I'd like to emphasize, and this seems important me, that the incident has been caused by young men speaking German.

Images & Illustrations of emphasize

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