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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.
I envy you; upon my honor, I envy you!'--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.
Arif Alvi has emphasized the need to enhance the volume of bilateral trade between Pakistan and Azerbaijan.
They would say, 'The chairman emphasized *on the need for probity in the handling of the company's affairs.' The proper thing to say is: 'The chairman emphasized the need for probity in the handling of the company's affairs.' Other defective sentences and their corrected versions are as follows: Defective: The professor emphasized *on the importance of regular reading as a means of developing one's capacity.
Sobotka emphasized that Austria strongly supports BiH's efforts towards the EU integration.
S.M Junaid Zaidi, Rector CIIT who emphasized over learning from the past and preparing for the future.