- 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
The pharmaceutical industry and public health officials must emphasize safety first.6 questions that must be answered in the race for a vaccine | jakemeth | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
“We are not claiming we found life on Venus,” Seager emphasizes.Gas spotted in Venus’s clouds could be a sign of alien life | Neel Patel | September 14, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
InMarket also emphasizes third party validation of its audience targeting and attribution methodology, as well as location-data accuracy.InMarket buys NinthDecimal to compete with Foursquare more effectively | Greg Sterling | September 9, 2020 | Search Engine Land
This book emphasizes that nothing is fixed—not intelligence, not capacity, not skill set.Book recommendations from Fortune’s 40 under 40 in finance | Rachel King | September 8, 2020 | Fortune
You emphasize how easy it is for anyone to be taken in throughout the series.“People want to believe”: How Love Fraud builds an absorbing docuseries around a romantic con man | Alissa Wilkinson | September 4, 2020 | Vox
Many Americans move to places that de-emphasize the particularities of their local community.
The pictures of Gilkes emphasize, quite rightly and inevitably, his classic good looks.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty | Tim Teeman | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sharpton would later emphasize to The Daily Beast that he neither possesses nor desires such power.Is Al Sharpton Running New York City Hall From the White House? | Michael Daly | November 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 2014, it appears, the key to winning in a swing state is to avoid talking about issues and emphasize pig castration.
And as if to emphasize their accounts, in early afternoon a U.S. airstrike hit a building in the middle of Kobani.In the Battle for Kobani, ISIS Falls Back. But for How Long? | Jamie Dettmer | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I have wanted him to do it absolutely on his own, and I could not emphasize this better than by coming right away to Mudros.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
The centenary of Petrarch celebrated at Avignon in 1874 tended to emphasize the importance and the glory of the new literature.Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
Wherefore Bud had deliberately done what he could do to stimulate and emphasize both the surprise and the gratification.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
It is only necessary to take all these things for granted, and emphasize certain other things which are peculiar to the sea.The Painter in Oil | Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
In an ordinary light it is only a few broad planes of value and color without an accent object to emphasize or centre on.The Painter in Oil | Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
British Dictionary definitions for emphasize
(tr) to give emphasis or prominence to; stress
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