Definition of Emphasize

1. Verb. To stress, single out as important. "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"




2. Verb. Give extra weight to (a communication). "Her gesture emphasized her words"
Exact synonyms: Emphasise, Underline, Underscore
Generic synonyms: Accent, Accentuate, Emphasise, Punctuate, Stress
Derivative terms: Emphasizing

Definition of Emphasize

1. v. t. To utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice; to make emphatic; as, to emphasize a word or a phrase.

Definition of Emphasize

1. Verb. (transitive) To stress, give emphasis or extra weight to (something). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Emphasize

1. [v -SIZED, -SIZING, -SIZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Emphasize

emperorship
emperorships
emperour
emperours
empery
emphases
emphasis
emphasise
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emphasiser
emphasisers
emphasises
emphasising
emphasizable
emphasization
emphasize (current term)
emphasized
emphasizer
emphasizers
emphasizes
emphasizing
emphatic
emphatical
emphatically
emphaticalness
emphatick
emphlysis
emphractic
emphraxis
emphrensied

Literary usage of Emphasize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"Please be careful not to emphasize the personal pronouns; it is impolite and bad English to do so. Note: In this particular case: where the speaker is so ..."

2. A Look at Tomorrow's Tactical Air Forces by Lane Pierrot, Jo A. Vines, Shaun Black (1997)
"Option IA: Set Priorities for Tactical Aircraft Requirements—emphasize Air Force Option IA would restructure the Joint Strike Fighter program to emphasize ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"... can doubtless bring together the meetings of a large number of affiliated societies, and thus effectually emphasize the common ground and common purpose ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"... facts support and emphasize osteological ones in establishing affinities. Again, were we told that we had before us the FIG. a. — Skeleton of Ibe Kiwi, ..."

5. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association, Richard Rogers Bowker, Charles Ammi Cutter (1908)
"THE GROWING TENDENCY TO OVER-emphasize THE CHILDREN'S SIDE* By CAROLINE MATTHEWS, Boston, Mass. I HAVE been asked to speak on this subject, not because I ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Doctrine i Their doctrine, apart from the special significance of Mt. Gerizim, is like that of the Jews. They emphasize the unity of God, and reject all ..."

7. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"... can class gifts to universities be made to emphasize the social function of the university and to stimulate training for public- service? ..."

8. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Supplementary Volume[s]. by John Lawson Stoddard (1903)
"... behind the figure of the artist, several of his greatest works, serves but to emphasize the fact that Titian is not dead. He lives in every glowing ..."

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