verb em·pha·size \ˈem(p)-fə-ˌsīz\

: to give special attention to (something) : to place emphasis on (something)


Full Definition of EMPHASIZE

transitive verb
:  to place emphasis on :  stress <emphasized the need for reform>

Examples of EMPHASIZE

  1. <supermarket tabloids that emphasize sensational news stories>
  2. <that huge belt buckle only emphasizes his big gut>

First Known Use of EMPHASIZE

circa 1806

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EMPHASIZING Defined for Kids


verb em·pha·size \ˈem-fə-ˌsīz\

Definition of EMPHASIZE for Kids

:  to give special attention or importance to <He emphasized the word “maybe.”>


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