- to give emphasis to; lay stress upon; stress: to emphasize a point; to emphasize the eyes with mascara.
Also especially British, em·pha·sise.
Origin of emphasize
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accent, accentuate, highlight.
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Examples from the Web for emphasise
At the same time, I emphasise that it is best to keep the proverbial ‘soft eyes’ roaming too.The World’s Hotspots Will Keep the US and World Leaders Focused in 2012
January 11, 2012
Roland grasped frantically at the opportunity to emphasise his importance.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
It is a truth that I wish as strongly as I am able to emphasise.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
Thirdly, we were to emphasise to the men that Turkish morale was on the wane.With Manchesters in the East
Gerald B. Hurst
The airs and graces they assumed did but emphasise their crudity.Cleo The Magnificent
No doubt, he was anxious to emphasise the novelty and rarity of his literary adventures.Grimhild's Vengeance
- (tr) to give emphasis or prominence to; stress
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Word Origin and History for emphasise
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