- 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 emphasises
Tollens emphasises this fact in his studies of cellulose-estimation methods.Researches on Cellulose
C. F. Cross
It emphasises the negative side of the individual—his separateness.Creative Unity
All art, all literature, is of significance only as it emphasises sex.Post-Impressions
In representing this technically he simplifies, emphasises, eliminates and abstracts.Beauty and the Beast
Stewart A. McDowall
Again and again he emphasises that it comes from God Himself.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of the Twelve Prophets, Vol. I
George Adam Smith
- (tr) to give emphasis or prominence to; stress
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Word Origin and History for emphasises
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