What does emphasize mean?

Definitions for emphasize
ˈɛm fəˌsaɪzem·pha·size

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word emphasize.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    to stress, single out as important

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

  2. underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasiseverb

    give extra weight to (a communication)

    "Her gesture emphasized her words"


  1. emphasizeverb

    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. Etymology: from – see emphasis.


  1. emphasize

    To emphasize means to give special importance, value, or prominence to something, often through methods such as repetition, stress in speech, or added detail. It can also refer to making a point or idea more noticeable or easy to understand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emphasizeverb

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

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of emphasize in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Steinemann:

    That's a rather circuitous route, but I want to emphasize that it's certainly plausible.

  2. Italian President Sergio Mattarella:

    In all these years I've always tried to emphasize and to promote the need to combat the Mafia, because it is a cancer which is oppressive and which stifles everybody's freedom and reduces the possibility for the areas in which it's present to prosper and to develop.

  3. Stephanie Murphy:

    Walt Blackman should emphasize that Democrats are focused on delivering for the American people, especially in this difficult time where Walt Blackman're still trying to get through the pandemic, walt Blackman also need to remind the American people that Most Republicans supported an attack on Walt Blackman democracy and continue to perpetrate a lie that undermines the very cornerstone of Walt Blackman country -- and that is free and fair elections.

  4. Yuri Inoue:

    If convenience stores and supermarkets will stay opened, people should stay calm. The government should emphasize that point more strongly.

  5. Alexis McGill-Johnson:

    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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