- 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 emphasizing
He might well have learned some Hebrew, emphasizing his firm Jewish identity.The History Behind Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope Francis’s Awkward Jesus Moment
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Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) agreed with this approach, emphasizing that we need to have “an orderly administration of US debt.”Senate Raises Debt Ceiling After GOP 'Dysfunction'
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He shared his secrets about relapse and sobriety with Oprah, emphasizing persistence and perseverance.Lindsay Lohan Comes Clean to Oprah & More Addiction Tell-Alls (Video)
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Of course, like every other country, tourism is promoted by emphasizing the positive.Pinkwashing: Another Conspiracy Theory
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Hartman came to Israel to reshape and rethink Jewish peoplehood, emphasizing modernity and its place in religion.The Tragedy And Success Of Rabbi David Hartman
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Then, he bethought himself of a subtle form of rebuke by emphasizing his generosity.Within the Law
"My child is not for a man like you," Hermione said, emphasizing the first word.A Spirit in Prison
To prove my sincerity I desire to help you win her love, emphasizing her.The Fifth String
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"The trouble is right here," said the judge, emphasizing with blunt forefinger.The Coast of Chance
There's highlighting and emphasizing selected perceptics and such.The Premiere
- (tr) to give emphasis or prominence to; stress
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Word Origin and History for emphasizing
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