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em·pha·size

 (ĕm′fə-sīz′)
tr.v. em·pha·sized, em·pha·siz·ing, em·pha·siz·es
1. To give emphasis to; stress: She emphasized that the matter was urgent.
2. To cause to appear important or deserving of attention: The bank failure emphasized the need for reform.
3. To give prominence of sound to (a syllable or word) in pronouncing or in accordance with a metrical pattern.

[From emphasis.]

emphasize

(ˈɛmfəˌsaɪz) or

emphasise

vb
(tr) to give emphasis or prominence to; stress

em•pha•size

(ˈɛm fəˌsaɪz)

v.t. -sized, -siz•ing.
to give emphasis to.

emphasize


Past participle: emphasized
Gerund: emphasizing

Imperative
emphasize
emphasize
Present
I emphasize
you emphasize
he/she/it emphasizes
we emphasize
you emphasize
they emphasize
Preterite
I emphasized
you emphasized
he/she/it emphasized
we emphasized
you emphasized
they emphasized
Present Continuous
I am emphasizing
you are emphasizing
he/she/it is emphasizing
we are emphasizing
you are emphasizing
they are emphasizing
Present Perfect
I have emphasized
you have emphasized
he/she/it has emphasized
we have emphasized
you have emphasized
they have emphasized
Past Continuous
I was emphasizing
you were emphasizing
he/she/it was emphasizing
we were emphasizing
you were emphasizing
they were emphasizing
Past Perfect
I had emphasized
you had emphasized
he/she/it had emphasized
we had emphasized
you had emphasized
they had emphasized
Future
I will emphasize
you will emphasize
he/she/it will emphasize
we will emphasize
you will emphasize
they will emphasize
Future Perfect
I will have emphasized
you will have emphasized
he/she/it will have emphasized
we will have emphasized
you will have emphasized
they will have emphasized
Future Continuous
I will be emphasizing
you will be emphasizing
he/she/it will be emphasizing
we will be emphasizing
you will be emphasizing
they will be emphasizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been emphasizing
you have been emphasizing
he/she/it has been emphasizing
we have been emphasizing
you have been emphasizing
they have been emphasizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been emphasizing
you will have been emphasizing
he/she/it will have been emphasizing
we will have been emphasizing
you will have been emphasizing
they will have been emphasizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been emphasizing
you had been emphasizing
he/she/it had been emphasizing
we had been emphasizing
you had been emphasizing
they had been emphasizing
Conditional
I would emphasize
you would emphasize
he/she/it would emphasize
we would emphasize
you would emphasize
they would emphasize
Past Conditional
I would have emphasized
you would have emphasized
he/she/it would have emphasized
we would have emphasized
you would have emphasized
they would have emphasized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.emphasize - to stress, single out as importantemphasize - 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"
2.emphasize - give extra weight to (a communication)emphasize - 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"

emphasize

verb
1. highlight, stress, insist, underline, draw attention to, dwell on, underscore, weight, play up, make a point of, foreground, give priority to, press home, give prominence to, prioritize I should emphasize that nothing has been finally decided as yet.
highlight play down, minimize, make light of, gloss over, underplay, soft-pedal (informal), make little of
2. stress, accent, accentuate, lay stress on, put the accent on `That's up to you,' I said, emphasizing the 'you'.

emphasize

verb
Translations
zdůraznit
fremhævelægge vægt påpointereunderstrege
korostaa
naglasiti
leggja áherslu á
強調する
강조하다
poudariti
understryka
เน้น
nhấn mạnh

emphasize

[ˈemfəsaɪz] VT
1. [+ word, syllable] → enfatizar; [+ fact, point] → hacer hincapié en, enfatizar, subrayar, recalcar
I must emphasize thatdebo insistir en que ...
2. (Ling) → acentuar
3. [garment] (= accentuate) → hacer resaltar

emphasize

[ˈɛmfəsaɪz] vt
(= stress) [+ importance] → souligner; [+ need] → faire ressortir; [+ fact] → insister sur, mettre l'accent sur; [+ point] → souligner
to emphasize that ... → souligner que ...
I must emphasize that ... → je tiens à souligner que ...
(= highlight) [+ feature] → souligner, accentuer
[+ syllable] → accentuer; [+ word, point] → insister sur

emphasize

vt word, syllable, hipsbetonen; point, importance, difference, need alsohervorheben; it cannot be too strongly emphasized that …man kann gar nicht genug betonen, dass …

emphasize

[ˈɛmfəˌsaɪz] vt (word, fact, point, feature) → sottolineare; (subj, garment) → mettere in evidenza
I must emphasize that ... → devo sottolineare il fatto che...

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.

emphasize

يُؤَكِّدُ zdůraznit understrege betonen τονίζω enfatizar korostaa souligner naglasiti enfatizzare 強調する 강조하다 benadrukken understreke uwydatnić enfatizar подчеркивать understryka เน้น vurgulamak nhấn mạnh 强调
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By and by, out of the stillness, little, scarcely preceptible noises began to emphasize them- selves.
She threw out her hands to emphasize her words and Raoul turned pale, not only because of the words which he had heard, but because he had caught sight of a plain gold ring on Christine's finger.
The real reading of the matter, I afterward perceived, was simply the poor old woman's desire to emphasize the fact that I was in the enjoyment of a favor as rigidly limited as it had been liberally bestowed.
His face was as impassive as ever, but his lids had drooped more heavily over his eyes, and his smoke had curled up more thickly from his pipe to emphasize each curious episode in the doctor's tale.
The right the masters possessed to cane boys on the hand was taken away from them, and Squirts could no longer emphasize his anger by beating his desk with the cane.
He seemed to emphasize the last word, as if to say- "Yes, misfortune
She became much excited; one crucifix became entangled with another, and she dug a considerable hole in the table with the point of her pencil in order to emphasize the most striking heads of the discourse; and how any combination of Cabinet Ministers could resist such discourse she really did not know.
As if to emphasize it he turned and entered his burrow.
I smote my open palm with a clenched fist, to emphasize a determination unsupported by hope.
The man, a great, tall black-haired and mustached nobleman, was pounding upon a table to emphasize his words, and presently he sprang up as though rushing toward the one to whom he had been speaking.