emphasize

[ em-fuh-sahyz ]
/ ˈɛm fəˌsaɪz /
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verb (used with object), em·pha·sized, em·pha·siz·ing.

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

First recorded in 1820–30; emphas(is) + -ize

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emphasize

emphasise

/ (ˈɛmfəˌsaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to give emphasis or prominence to; stress

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