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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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Noun1.emphasizing - the act of giving special importance or significance to somethingemphasizing - the act of giving special importance or significance to something
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
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They were thick and almost horizontal, emphasizing the depth of her eyes.
The Emperor said that the fiscal system must be reorganized and the accounts published," recounted Bitski, emphasizing certain words and opening his eyes significantly.
The horses can be taken out and I will see no one," he said in answer to the porter, with a certain pleasure, indicative of his agreeable frame of mind, emphasizing the words, "see no one.
Defective: This regime is emphasizing *on training and re-training of staff.
The progression of poles and towers echoes the cars that rumble past them, emphasizing the movement that is my message.
emphasizing the dramatization of theatrical presentations of Japan;
Again Cardinal Ratzinger preached the sermon at the Mass preceding the election, and Weigel described it as classic Cardinal Ratzinger--richly biblical, emphasizing God's mercy and the importance of friendship with Christ, deftly drawing on theologians like Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans Urs von Balthasar, calling his brother-cardinals to a "holy restlessness," a restlessness to bring everyone the gift of faith.
The wide-spread prevalence of youth gangs and their sub-cultures of violence together with the availability of guns and other weapons have contributed to a predictable societal reaction emphasizing the value of public safety over the important and sometimes competing value of rehabilitation.
Emphasizing property, Penningroth argues, is the best way of achieving that goal.
Emphasizing the competition significantly fueled cadets' natural competitiveness and noticeably improved learning.
But in emphasizing passing, make sure players know what a good pass is.