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emphasize

[em-fuh-sahyz]
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verb (used with object), em·pha·sized, em·pha·siz·ing.
  1. 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·pha·sise.

Origin of emphasize

First recorded in 1820–30; emphas(is) + -ize
Related formshy·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·sized, adjectiveun·em·pha·siz·ing, adjectivewell-em·pha·sized, adjective

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accent, accentuate, highlight.
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Examples from the Web for reemphasized

Historical Examples

  • A principle above briefly explained in the discussion of the Cambrian may be reemphasized here.

    Geology

    William J. Miller


British Dictionary definitions for reemphasized

emphasize

emphasise

verb
  1. (tr) to give emphasis or prominence to; stress
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Word Origin and History for reemphasized

emphasize

v.

1828, from emphasis + -ize. Related: Emphasized; emphasizing.

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