emphasize

  • 1 Emphasize — Em pha*size, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emphasized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Emphasizing}.] To utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice; to make emphatic; as, to emphasize a word or a phrase …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 emphasize — I verb accent, accentuate, affirm, argue, articulate, assert, bear, contend, dwell, enforce, enhance, feature, heighten, highlight, insist, intensify, iterate, magnify, mark, plead, point up, pronounce, protest, punctuate, reaffirm, repeat,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 emphasize — 1828, from EMPHASIS (Cf. emphasis) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Emphasized; emphasizing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 emphasize — (Amer.) em·pha·size || emfÉ™saɪz v. stress, accentuate the importance of, underscore; make more obviously defined (e.g.: The skirt she is wearing emphasizes her waist ), emphasise …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 5 emphasize — [v] stress, give priority to accent, accentuate, affirm, articulate, assert, bear down, charge, dramatize, dwell on, enlarge, enunciate, headline, highlight, hit*, impress, indicate, insist on, italicize, labor the point*, limelight*, maintain,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 emphasize — (also emphasise) ► VERB ▪ give special importance or prominence to …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 emphasize — [em′fə sīz΄] vt. emphasized, emphasizing to give emphasis to; give special force or prominence to; stress …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 emphasize — (BrE also ise) verb ADVERB ▪ clearly, heavily, strongly ▪ rightly ▪ The new law rightly emphasizes parental responsibility. ▪ consistently …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 emphasize */*/ — UK [ˈemfəsaɪz] / US [ˈemfəˌsaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms emphasize : present tense I/you/we/they emphasize he/she/it emphasizes present participle emphasizing past tense emphasized past participle emphasized 1) to give particular importance… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 emphasize — /em feuh suyz /, v.t., emphasized, emphasizing. to give emphasis to; lay stress upon; stress: to emphasize a point; to emphasize the eyes with mascara. Also, esp. Brit., emphasise. [1820 30; EMPHAS(IS) + IZE] Syn. accent, accentuate, highlight. * …

    Universalium

  • 11 emphasize — em|pha|size [ emfə,saız ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to give particular importance or attention to something: At school they emphasize good manners. 2. ) to say a phrase, word, or part of a word with extra loudness so that people give special… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 emphasize — verb /ˈɛm.fə.saɪz/ To stress, give emphasis or extra weight to (something). His two fingered gesture emphasized what he had told his boss to do with his job. Syn: stress, underscore …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 emphasize — em|pha|size W2S2 also emphasise BrE [ˈemfəsaız] v [T] 1.) to say something in a strong way ▪ The report emphasizes the importance of improving safety standards. ▪ Logan made a speech emphasizing the need for more volunteers. emphasize that/how ▪ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 emphasize — [[t]e̱mfəsaɪz[/t]] ♦♦♦ emphasizes, emphasizing, emphasized VERB To emphasize something means to indicate that it is particularly important or true, or to draw special attention to it. [V that] But it s also been emphasized that no major policy… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 emphasize — also ise BrE verb (T) to give special or additional importance to something: Logan made a speech emphasizing the need for more volunteers. | emphasize that: It should be emphasized that flying is a very safe way to travel …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 emphasize — transitive verb ( sized; sizing) Date: circa 1806 to place emphasis on ; stress < emphasized the need for reform > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 emphasize — Synonyms and related words: accent, accentuate, assert, bear down on, belabor, call attention to, charge, dwell on, feature, give emphasis to, harp on, highlight, italicize, mark, overaccentuate, overemphasize, overstress, pinpoint, place… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 emphasize — v. 1) (B) she emphasized its importance to me 2) (L) I emphasized that everyone should come on time * * * [ emfəsaɪz] (B) she emphasized its importance to me (L) I emphasized that everyone should come on time …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 emphasize — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. accentuate, stress, mark, underline, underscore. See affirmation, importance. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. stress, accentuate, underline, underscore, highlight, feature, spotlight, dramatize, pronounce …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 emphasize — or emphasise verb 1》 give emphasis to. 2》 make more clearly defined: a jacket which emphasized her hips …

    English new terms dictionary