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un·der·score  (ŭn′dər-skôr′, -skōr′)
tr.v. un·der·scored, un·der·scor·ing, un·der·scores
1. To underline.
2. To emphasize; stress.
n.
A line drawn under writing to indicate emphasis or italic type.

underscore
vb (tr)
1. to draw or score a line or mark under
2. to stress or reinforce
n
3. a line drawn under written matter

un•der•score (ˈʌn dərˌskɔr, -ˌskoʊr)

v. -scored, -scor•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to mark with a line or lines underneath; underline, as for emphasis.
2. to stress; emphasize.
3. to provide music or a musical soundtrack for (a film).
n.
4. a line drawn beneath something written or printed.
5. music for a film soundtrack.
[1765–75]
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.underscore - a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)underscore - a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)
stroke - a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes"
Verb1.underscore - give extra weight to (a communication)underscore - 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.underscore - draw a line or lines underneath to call attention tounderscore - draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
Translations
underscore [ˌʌndəˈskɔːʳ] VTsubrayar, recalcar
underscore [ˌʌndərˈskɔːr] vt (mainly US)
(= draw a line under) [+ word, sentence, title] → souligner
(= emphasize) [+ importance, dangers, concern, need] → souligner
underscore [ˌʌndəˈskɔːʳ] vtsottolineare


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