re·​em·​pha·​sis (ˌ)rē-ˈem(p)-fə-səs How to pronounce reemphasis (audio)
variants or re-emphasis
plural reemphases (ˌ)rē-ˈem(p)-fə-ˌsēz How to pronounce reemphasis (audio) ; re-emphases
: the act or an instance of emphasizing something again or differently
a recent reemphasis on/of traditional values
… FEMA's state assistance program has undergone transformations …. These program reemphases have coincided with large reductions in the regional office staff …Peter J. May and Walter Williams

Examples of reemphasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their governments’ hope is that the danger can be contained through contact-tracing, testing, and a reemphasis on health precautions. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reemphasis was in 1907

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“Reemphasis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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