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un·der·score

 (ŭn′dər-skor′)
tr.v. un·der·scored, un·der·scor·ing, un·der·scores
1. To underline: underscored the incorrect answers in red ink.
2.
a. To put emphasis on; stress: In a press release, the leaders underscored their commitment to continued negotiations.
b. To cause to appear important or deserving of attention: The energy crisis underscored the need to increase fuel efficiency.
n.
A line drawn under writing or text 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]

underscore


Past participle: underscored
Gerund: underscoring

Imperative
underscore
underscore
Present
I underscore
you underscore
he/she/it underscores
we underscore
you underscore
they underscore
Preterite
I underscored
you underscored
he/she/it underscored
we underscored
you underscored
they underscored
Present Continuous
I am underscoring
you are underscoring
he/she/it is underscoring
we are underscoring
you are underscoring
they are underscoring
Present Perfect
I have underscored
you have underscored
he/she/it has underscored
we have underscored
you have underscored
they have underscored
Past Continuous
I was underscoring
you were underscoring
he/she/it was underscoring
we were underscoring
you were underscoring
they were underscoring
Past Perfect
I had underscored
you had underscored
he/she/it had underscored
we had underscored
you had underscored
they had underscored
Future
I will underscore
you will underscore
he/she/it will underscore
we will underscore
you will underscore
they will underscore
Future Perfect
I will have underscored
you will have underscored
he/she/it will have underscored
we will have underscored
you will have underscored
they will have underscored
Future Continuous
I will be underscoring
you will be underscoring
he/she/it will be underscoring
we will be underscoring
you will be underscoring
they will be underscoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been underscoring
you have been underscoring
he/she/it has been underscoring
we have been underscoring
you have been underscoring
they have been underscoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been underscoring
you will have been underscoring
he/she/it will have been underscoring
we will have been underscoring
you will have been underscoring
they will have been underscoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been underscoring
you had been underscoring
he/she/it had been underscoring
we had been underscoring
you had been underscoring
they had been underscoring
Conditional
I would underscore
you would underscore
he/she/it would underscore
we would underscore
you would underscore
they would underscore
Past Conditional
I would have underscored
you would have underscored
he/she/it would have underscored
we would have underscored
you would have underscored
they would have underscored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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