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em·phat·ic

 (ĕm-făt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Expressed or performed with emphasis: responded with an emphatic "no."
2. Forceful and definite in expression or action.
3. Standing out in a striking and clearly defined way.
4. Linguistics Pharyngealized, velarized, or ejective. Used of consonants in Semitic languages.

[Medieval Latin emphaticus, from Greek emphatikos, from emphainein, to exhibit, display; see emphasis.]

em·phat′i·cal·ly adv.

emphatic

(ɪmˈfætɪk)
adj
1. Also: emphatical expressed, spoken, or done with emphasis
2. forceful and positive; definite; direct: an emphatic personality.
3. sharp or clear in form, contour, or outline
4. important or significant; stressed: the emphatic points in an argument.
5. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics denoting certain dental consonants of Arabic that are pronounced with accompanying pharyngeal constriction
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics an emphatic consonant, as used in Arabic
[C18: from Greek emphatikos expressive, forceful, from emphainein to exhibit, display, from phainein to show]

em•phat•ic

(ɛmˈfæt ɪk)

adj.
1. uttered with emphasis; strongly expressive.
2. using emphasis in speech or action.
3. forceful; insistent.
4. clearly or boldly outlined.
5. of or pertaining to a word or form used to add emphasis, as the stressed auxiliary do in affirmative statements, as in I do like it.
[1700–10; < Greek emphatikós indicative, forceful, derivative of emphaínein; see emphasis, -tic]
em•phat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.emphatic - 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'"
2.emphatic - sudden and strongemphatic - sudden and strong; "an emphatic no"
forceful - characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical); "a forceful speaker"; "a forceful personality"; "forceful measures"; "a forceful plan for peace"
3.emphatic - forceful and definite in expression or action; "the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty"
assertive, self-asserting, self-assertive - aggressively self-assured; "an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue"; "pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act"

emphatic

emphatic

adjective
1. Expressed or performed with emphasis:
2. Bold and definite in character:
Translations
تَوْكيدي
důrazný
bestemt
nyomatékos
áherslumikill, eindreginn
dôrazný
emfatisk
üzerine basa basa söyleme

emphatic

[ɪmˈfætɪk] ADJ
1. (= forceful) [statement, declaration, response] → categórico, contundente; [denial, refusal] → categórico, rotundo; [tone, gesture] → enérgico, enfático; [condemnation] → categórico, enérgico
Wendy was emphatic, "you must do it," she saidWendy fue categórica, -debes hacerlo, dijo
she's emphatic that business is improvingmantiene firmemente que el negocio está mejorando
they were quite emphatic that they were not goingdijeron categóricamente que no iban
Pat was emphatic about how valuable the course wasPat hizo hincapié en lo valioso que era el curso
they were emphatic in denying their involvementnegaron categóricamente su participación
an emphatic noun no rotundo
an emphatic yesun sí contundente
2. (= decisive) [victory, win] → rotundo; [success] → arrollador; [defeat] → aplastante; [winner, result] → contundente

emphatic

[ɪmˈfætɪk] adj
(= unambiguous, clear) [response, statement, refusal, denial] → catégorique
to be emphatic [person] → se montrer catégorique
to be emphatic that ... → insister sur le fait que ...
[win, victory, success, defeat] → écrasant(e)

emphatic

adj
(= forceful)entschieden; responsenachdrücklich, entschieden; denialenergisch; tone, stress, gesturenachdrücklich; his response was immediate and emphaticer antwortete sofort und mit Nachdruck; the accused responded with an emphatic denialin seiner Antwort leugnete der Angeklagte es energisch or entschieden; the answer is an emphatic nodie Antwort lautet ganz entschieden nein; their answer was an emphatic yessie bejahten es mit Nachdruck; to be emphatic (that …) (person) → darauf bestehen(, dass …); to be emphatic about somethingauf etw (dat)bestehen; he was emphatic in his defence of iter verteidigte es mit Nachdruck; they were emphatic in denying their involvementsie leugneten entschieden or energisch, dass sie daran beteiligt waren
(= decisive) victory, win, winnerklar, überzeugend; defeatschwer; result, approvaleindeutig

emphatic

[ɪmˈfætɪk] adj (tone, manner, person) → energico/a, vigoroso/a; (speech) → enfatico/a; (condemnation, denial) → categorico/a, netto/a

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.

emphatic

a. enfático-a, acentuado-a, marcado-a.
References in classic literature ?
the near leader violently shook his head and everything upon it--like an unusually emphatic horse, denying that the coach could be got up the hill.
Volition, in the emphatic sense, involves something more than voluntary movement.
That gentleman's mother was then staying in the house; and, as I ascended the stairs and passed the drawing-room door, I had the satisfaction of hearing the old lady declaiming aloud to her daughter-in-law to this effect (for I could only distinguish the most emphatic words) -
These Annals of the English Stage, from Thomas Betterton to Edmund [74] Kean, are full of the colours of life in their most emphatic and motley contrasts, as is natural in proportion as the stage itself concentrates and artificially intensifies the character and conditions of ordinary life.
Pickwick declared, in the most solemn and emphatic terms, that he felt a great deal better; whereat his friends were very much delighted, though they had not been previously aware that there was anything the matter with him.
The smiling Mrs Boffin, feeling it incumbent on her to take part in the conversation, and being charmed with the emphatic little wife and her ready interest, here offered her acknowledgments and inquired what there was against him?
What can be the meaning of that emphatic exclamation?
I am convinced that we Russians must die or conquer," he concluded, conscious- as were others- after the words were uttered that his remarks were too enthusiastic and emphatic for the occasion and were therefore awkward.
We were both so excited that, at the moment of greeting, neither of us could be apposite to the occasion in words, so we communicated our feelings by signs; as thus, David half sat down in a place where there was no chair, which is his favourite preparation for being emphatic, and is borrowed, I think, from the frogs, and we then made the extraordinary faces which mean, "What a tremendous adventure
Her face was very pale, but her skin was clear: she had never had much colour, and this had always made the redness of her beautiful mouth emphatic.
Glegg added, in a tone of emphatic protest, "and a plain pudding, with a spoonful o' sugar, and no spice, 'ud be far more becoming.
But now, immediately before the third quatrain or chorus, sung fortissimo, with emphatic raps of the table, which gave the effect of cymbals and drum together, Alick's can was filled, and he was bound to empty it before the chorus ceased.