Emphasize - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈemfəsaɪz|  American pronunciation of the word emphasize
Brit.  |ˈɛmfəsʌɪz|  British pronunciation of the word emphasize

verb

- to stress, single out as important(syn: accent, accentuate, emphasise, punctuate, stress)

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

- give extra weight to (a communication)(syn: emphasise, underline, underscore)

Her gesture emphasized her words

Examples

...supermarket tabloids that emphasize sensational news stories...

...that huge belt buckle only emphasizes his big gut...

She emphasized its importance to me.

The report emphasizes the importance of improving safety standards.

Logan made a speech emphasizing the need for more volunteers.

The Prime Minister emphasized that there are no plans to raise taxes.

The dress emphasized the shape of her body.

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

Her gesture emphasized her words

Newspapers vary in the degree to which they emphasize propaganda rather than information.

Manufacturers now choose to emphasize the naturalness of the ingredients used in their products.

The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: emphasize
he/she/it: emphasizes
present participle: emphasizing
past tense: emphasized
past participle: emphasized
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