- Also especially British, em·pha·sise .
- hy·per·em·pha·size, verb (used with object), hy·per·em·pha·sized, hy·per·em·pha·siz·ing.
- mis·em·pha·size, verb (used with object), mis·em·pha·sized, mis·em·pha·siz·ing.
- re·em·pha·size, verb (used with object), re·em·pha·sized, re·em·pha·siz·ing.
- su·per·em·pha·size, verb (used with object), su·per·em·pha·sized, su·per·em·pha·siz·ing.
- un·em·pha·siz·ing, adjective
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How to use emphasize in a sentence
She seemed to be purposely emphasising the selfish part of her dissatisfaction out of a kind of reckless defiance.Robin Redbreast | Mary Louisa Molesworth
A few explanatory words were thrown in, emphasising the highly artistic nature of the Punch and Judy entertainment.Black Rock | Ralph Connor
But attention has now to be directed to the necessity of emphasising the reality of spirit.An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy | W. Tudor Jones
Then he drew his chair closer to hers, and emphasising his points with his long forefinger against the palm of his hand, began.Thirty | Howard Vincent O'Brien
The corrugations add to the strength of the device, the wood fibres closing around them, age and rust but emphasising their grip.Woodwork Joints | William Fairham
British Dictionary definitions for emphasize
(tr) to give emphasis or prominence to; stress
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