- 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 emphasised
The palace has emphasised that William will be attending the funeral in a private capacity, and that the press are not welcome.William Drops Out of Royal Tour To Attend Nanny's Funeral
October 9, 2012
Since his videos exult in the killing of innocent civilians, any cross-examination would have emphasised his inhumanity.Bin Laden Should Have Been Captured, Not Killed
May 3, 2011
But I return to the point I have emphasised already, the only point to this book.The Conquest of Fear
She emphasised her words with a truly British scorn for those who live by their brains.People of Position
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M. de Naarboveck emphasised and justified the journalist's astonishment.A Nest of Spies
And Mrs. Dallow emphasised this assertion by the way she rose erect.The Tragic Muse
The girlish tones were emphasised by most undoubtedly manly thumps.Chatterbox, 1906
- (tr) to give emphasis or prominence to; stress
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Word Origin and History for emphasised
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