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emphasize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of emphasize

  1. 1 to indicate the importance of by centering attention on supermarket tabloids that emphasize sensational news stories Synonyms of emphasize accent, accentuate, feature, foreground, highlight, illuminate, play up, point (up), press, punctuate, stress Words Related to emphasize focus, identify, pinpoint, spotlight; advertise, boost, plug, promote, publicize; overplay Phrases bear down on, make much of Near Antonyms of emphasize tone (down), underemphasize, understate; belittle, discount, disparage, minimize Antonyms of emphasize de-emphasize, play down

  2. 2 to make more apparent that huge belt buckle only emphasizes his big gut Synonyms of emphasize accentuate, bring out, italicize, stress, underline, underscore Words Related to emphasize amplify, beef (up), boost, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; augment, deepen, enhance, enlarge, heighten, magnify, maximize, supplement; enliven, jazz (up) Near Antonyms of emphasize decrease, diminish, lessen, minimize, reduce, subdue, tone (down), understate, weaken Antonyms of emphasize de-emphasize



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