Examples of emphasize in a Sentence
supermarket tabloids that emphasize sensational news stories
that huge belt buckle only emphasizes his big gut
Recent Examples of emphasize from the Web
Again and again, Moscoso emphasized the importance of communication during an emergency.
Vice President Mike Pence and officials from the Department of Homeland Security have taken the lead in negotiating many of the details of the federal response to Harvey, but Mr. Trump has made a point of emphasizing his involvement in the crisis.
Though everyone at the panel hastened to emphasize their clear differences—
The NFHS has consistently emphasized that its state membership organizations are doing their due diligence to reduce the risk of injury among student athletes.
The coverage emphasized that the product at the time was present in 70 percent of the ground beef sold in supermarkets, but wasn’t labeled.
Individualism is a cultural system that emphasizes the self more and social rules less.
Instead, Churchill instructed Roger Keyes to emphasize to Leopold the importance of his troops remaining in the field.
But more recent messages have emphasized simpler methods.
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First Known Use of emphasize
Synonymsaccent, accentuate, feature, foreground, highlight, illuminate, play up, point (up), press, punctuate, stress, bear down on, make much of
Antonymsde-emphasize, play down
Related Wordsfocus, identify, pinpoint, spotlight; advertise, boost, plug, promote, publicize; overplay
Near Antonymstone (down), underemphasize, understate; belittle, discount, disparage, minimize
EMPHASIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of emphasize for English Language Learners
: to give special attention to (something) : to place emphasis on (something)
EMPHASIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of emphasize for Students
- He emphasized the word “maybe.”
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