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emphasize

[ em-fuh-sahyz ]
/ 藞蓻m f蓹藢sa瑟z /
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verb (used with object), em路pha路sized, em路pha路siz路ing.
to give emphasis to; lay stress upon; stress: to emphasize a point;to emphasize the eyes with mascara.
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Also especially British, em路pha路sise .

Origin of emphasize

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

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British Dictionary definitions for emphasize

emphasize

emphasise

/ (藞蓻mf蓹藢sa瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to give emphasis or prominence to; stress
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