emphasize

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verb em·pha·size \ˈem(p)-fə-ˌsīz\

Definition of emphasize

emphasized

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emphasizing

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

Examples of emphasize in a sentence

  1. <supermarket tabloids that emphasize sensational news stories>

  2. <that huge belt buckle only emphasizes his big gut>

1793

First Known Use of emphasize

1793


EMPHASIZE Defined for English Language Learners

emphasize

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verb em·pha·size \ˈem(p)-fə-ˌsīz\

Definition of emphasize for English Language Learners

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


EMPHASIZE Defined for Kids

emphasize

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verb em·pha·size \ˈem-fə-ˌsīz\

Definition of emphasize for Students

emphasized

emphasizing

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



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