emphasized


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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.]
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Adj.1.emphasized - spoken with emphasis; "an emphatic word"
accented, stressed - bearing a stress or accent; "an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'"
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The scene was a plain, bare, monotonous vault of a school-room, and the speaker's square forefinger emphasized his observations by underscoring every sentence with a line on the schoolmaster's sleeve.
to receive this sort of welcome, emphasized by obtrusive hand-shakings, sometimes actually by downright kissings of my wife, and then to look round and see that not one in thirty of these very people had brought their unmarried daughters to the ball, was, I honestly believe, to see civilized human nature in its basest conceivable aspect.
It made his great nose protrude more arrogantly; it emphasized his cheekbones; it made his eyes seem larger.
The old lady was bending down, Tom watching, with interest emphasized by anxiety.
The word SIXTY was emphasized in a way to show the importance that was attached to PRICE--that being a test of more than common importance with the present customer.
It gave him an ugliness of expression which only emphasized his perfection of feature.
But she, too, grew pale and thin; and the nervous activity of the poor little hands and arms only emphasized the pitiful motionlessness of the once active little feet and legs now lying so woefully quiet under the blankets.
Members of the BiH Presidency talked to Pope Francis about the current situation and emphasized importance of improving political relations, intensifying reform process and fulfilling conditions to strengthen the European perspective of BiH.
They would say, 'The chairman emphasized *on the need for probity in the handling of the company's affairs.
He emphasized the Eastern Partnership format and emphasized the utilization of the capabilities within it.
M Junaid Zaidi, Rector CIIT who emphasized over learning from the past and preparing for the future.
evil that has emphasized action and fun more than actual terror.