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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.
Arab intellectuals emphasized here Thursday the importance of supporting Arab cultural heritage and suspending rules and regulations that limit the freedom of speech.The concluding statement of the forum held by the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) grouping Arab philosophers, writers, and thinkers called for further support for Arab cultural heritage and culture-oriented activities.It emphasized the importance of developing the forum and employing experts from various disciplines to view Arab and international experiences as well as turning the forum into an annual tradition.It also called for suspending regulations that limit the freedom of speech, protecting intellectual property, emphasizing citizenship, and shunning racism.
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.
Speaking of customer expectations, Giambastiani said, "An 80 percent solution today at reasonable cost beats a 100 percent solution with unlimited time and cost as the alternative any day of the week." Emphasizing complete program transparency as essential, he said that acquisition professionals and warfighters need to understand resource pressures and needed to be able to work together as a team, day in and day out, right up through the senior acquisition executive level to the Defense Acquisition Board.
Emphasizing property, Penningroth argues, is the best way of achieving that goal.
Interior Bailey house (Pierre Konig), and Johnson glass house, 2003, hung in the enclosed second half of the gallery as a surprise finale to the exhibition, ignore both correct proportions and actual colors, emphasizing the reflective surfaces, transparent materials, and dramatic vistas of the original architecture.