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Meaning of EMPHASIZE

Pronunciation:  'emfu`sIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet."
  2. [v]  give extra weight to (a communication); "Her gesture emphasized her words"

EMPHASIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: accent, accentuate, emphasise, punctuate, stress
 See Also: background, bear down, bring out, downplay, drive home, emphasize, evince, express, play down, point up, press home, ram home, re-emphasise, re-emphasize, set off, show, underline, underscore



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Em"pha*size\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emphasized}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Emphasizing}.]
To utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice; to
make emphatic; as, to emphasize a word or a phrase.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accent, accentuate, assert, bear down on, belabor, call attention to, charge, dwell on, feature, give emphasis to, harp on, highlight, italicize, mark, overaccentuate, overemphasize, overstress, pinpoint, place emphasis on, play up, point up, press, punctuate, rub in, spotlight, star, stress, underline, underscore