verb (used with object), un·der·scored, un·der·scor·ing.
Origin of underscore
Examples from the Web for underscore
To underscore the “shame,” street sweepers followed along behind the prisoners, cleaning the street.Ukraine Parades for Independence Day Under Putin's Shadow|Anna Nemtsova|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To underscore the point: The Constitution strongly protects us against theocrats who would pass religious precepts into law.
They underscore the extent to which our ideas of normality are tied closely to socioeconomic status.
Of course, other elements had to be added in to underscore that concept, and it also became a mother-son movie.Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn on Sex, Violence & More|Marlow Stern|July 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The episodes are even referred to as “chapters” in an effort to underscore this comparison more deeply.‘House of Cards’: Should You Binge-Watch Netflix’s Political Drama?|Jace Lacob|February 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the following sentences, underscore the complete verbs with one line, the incomplete with two lines.Plain English|Marian Wharton
Our poets do not need to underscore words or to use heavy headlines and italics.
Transcriber's Note: Italics are indicated by the underscore character.Christie Johnstone|Charles Reade
As each question occurs to me, or is suggested by my reading, I underscore a word that henceforth stands for that question.Sunday-School Success|Amos R. Wells
Additions to the text include adding the underscore character to indicate italics, and textual end-notes in square braces.A Study In Scarlet|Arthur Conan Doyle