emphasise


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emphasise


Past participle: emphasised
Gerund: emphasising

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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Future
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.emphasise - give extra weight to (a communication)emphasise - give extra weight to (a communication); "Her gesture emphasized her words"
accent, accentuate, emphasize, stress, punctuate, emphasise - to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
2.emphasise - to stress, single out as importantemphasise - to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
background, play down, downplay - understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry"
set off, bring out - direct attention to, as if by means of contrast; "This dress accentuates your nice figure!"; "I set off these words by brackets"
re-emphasise, re-emphasize - emphasize anew; "The director re-emphasized the need for greater productivity"
bear down - pay special attention to; "The lectures bore down on the political background"
evince, express, show - give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
topicalize - emphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence; "Speakers topicalize more often than they realize"; "The object of the sentence is topicalized in what linguists call `Yiddish Movement'"
point up - emphasize, especially by identification; "This novel points up the racial problems in England"
press home, ram home, drive home - make clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something; "drive home a point or an argument"; "I'm trying to drive home these basic ideas"
emphasise, underline, underscore, emphasize - give extra weight to (a communication); "Her gesture emphasized her words"
Translations
يُؤَكِّد، يُشَدِّد
leggja áherslu á

emphasis

(ˈemfəsis) nounplural ˈemphases (-siːz)
1. stress put on certain words in speaking etc; greater force of voice used in words or parts of words to make them more noticeable. In writing we sometimes underline words to show emphasis.
2. force; firmness. `I do not intend to go,' he said with emphasis.
3. importance given to something. He placed great emphasis on this point.
ˈemphasize, ˈemphasise verb
to lay or put emphasis on. You emphasize the word `too' in the sentence `Are you going too?'; He emphasized the importance of working hard.
emˈphatic (-ˈfӕ-) adjective
(negative unemphatic) expressed with emphasis; firm and definite. an emphatic denial; He was most emphatic about the importance of arriving on time.
emˈphatically adverb

to emphasize (not emphasize on) a point.
References in classic literature ?
He had some vague Radical opinions and some fleeting infidelities, which he would now and again set forth and emphasise with tottering slaps upon the table.
Greek] would not be redundant; it would emphasise the surprise of the contrast, and I should prefer to have it, though it is not very important either way.
Thenceforth, he contented himself with quick looks and glances, easily interpreted, or by some acquiescent motions of his hands, when such could be convenient, to emphasise his idea of the correctness of any inference.
Julius Beaufort, on the night of her annual ball, never failed to appear at the Opera; indeed, she always gave her ball on an Opera night in order to emphasise her complete superiority to household cares, and her possession of a staff of servants competent to organise every detail of the entertainment in her absence.