re·​em·​pha·​size (ˌ)rē-ˈem(p)-fə-ˌsīz How to pronounce reemphasize (audio)
variants or re-emphasize
reemphasized or re-emphasized; reemphasizing or re-emphasizing

transitive verb

: to emphasize (something) again
reemphasizing the important points
Yet the point must be re-emphasized: however technically "inactive" most of these men were … most of them were caught up, to some degree, by the burning issues of the day.Geoffrey Holmes

Examples of reemphasize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Asked to reiterate her claim that Mr. Trump attempted to pay her, McDougal reemphasized that to Cooper. CBS News, 23 Mar. 2018 Trump and his campaign have used the moment to reemphasize their calls for earlier debates. Isabella Murray, ABC News, 1 May 2024 Lacking workers with the right training was reemphasized in their January announcement of the delay. Mishita Mehra, Fortune, 23 Apr. 2024 This time around, Vasquez is reemphasizing her original stance that South L.A. is a place where newcomers are a constant and share many of the same struggles as lifers. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2024 When Giovanni spoke about her defection – and later return – to Fisk University in her native Tennessee, the value and sanctity of radical Black spaces was reemphasized. Ken Makin, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Jan. 2024 Jane Fraser sees Israel-Hamas conflict as opportunity to reemphasize security, Hilton ranks as the best place to work for women, and Kaley Cuoco raises $3 million for a new pet care brand inspired by her late dog. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 25 Oct. 2023 Political candidates have scrambled in the past week to reemphasize their approach to the problem. Rafael Romo, CNN, 15 Aug. 2023 If unheeded, the sentiment is reemphasized by squealing from the tires. Frank Markus, Car and Driver, 31 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reemphasize was in 1856

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“Reemphasize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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