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em·phat·ic

 (ĕm-făt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Expressed or performed with emphasis: responded with an emphatic "no."
2. Forceful and definite in expression or action.
3. Standing out in a striking and clearly defined way.
4. Linguistics Pharyngealized, velarized, or ejective. Used of consonants in Semitic languages.

[Medieval Latin emphaticus, from Greek emphatikos, from emphainein, to exhibit, display; see emphasis.]

em·phat′i·cal·ly adv.

emphatic

(ɪmˈfætɪk)
adj
1. Also: emphatical expressed, spoken, or done with emphasis
2. forceful and positive; definite; direct: an emphatic personality.
3. sharp or clear in form, contour, or outline
4. important or significant; stressed: the emphatic points in an argument.
5. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics denoting certain dental consonants of Arabic that are pronounced with accompanying pharyngeal constriction
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics an emphatic consonant, as used in Arabic
[C18: from Greek emphatikos expressive, forceful, from emphainein to exhibit, display, from phainein to show]

em•phat•ic

(ɛmˈfæt ɪk)

adj.
1. uttered with emphasis; strongly expressive.
2. using emphasis in speech or action.
3. forceful; insistent.
4. clearly or boldly outlined.
5. of or pertaining to a word or form used to add emphasis, as the stressed auxiliary do in affirmative statements, as in I do like it.
[1700–10; < Greek emphatikós indicative, forceful, derivative of emphaínein; see emphasis, -tic]
em•phat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.emphatic - 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'"
2.emphatic - sudden and strongemphatic - sudden and strong; "an emphatic no"
forceful - characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical); "a forceful speaker"; "a forceful personality"; "forceful measures"; "a forceful plan for peace"
3.emphatic - forceful and definite in expression or action; "the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty"
assertive, self-asserting, self-assertive - aggressively self-assured; "an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue"; "pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act"

emphatic

emphatic

adjective
1. Expressed or performed with emphasis:
2. Bold and definite in character:
Translations
تَوْكيدي
důrazný
bestemt
nyomatékos
áherslumikill, eindreginn
dôrazný
emfatisk
üzerine basa basa söyleme

emphatic

[ɪmˈfætɪk] ADJ
1. (= forceful) [statement, declaration, response] → categórico, contundente; [denial, refusal] → categórico, rotundo; [tone, gesture] → enérgico, enfático; [condemnation] → categórico, enérgico
Wendy was emphatic, "you must do it," she saidWendy fue categórica, -debes hacerlo, dijo
she's emphatic that business is improvingmantiene firmemente que el negocio está mejorando
they were quite emphatic that they were not goingdijeron categóricamente que no iban
Pat was emphatic about how valuable the course wasPat hizo hincapié en lo valioso que era el curso
they were emphatic in denying their involvementnegaron categóricamente su participación
an emphatic noun no rotundo
an emphatic yesun sí contundente
2. (= decisive) [victory, win] → rotundo; [success] → arrollador; [defeat] → aplastante; [winner, result] → contundente

emphatic

[ɪmˈfætɪk] adj
(= unambiguous, clear) [response, statement, refusal, denial] → catégorique
to be emphatic [person] → se montrer catégorique
to be emphatic that ... → insister sur le fait que ...
[win, victory, success, defeat] → écrasant(e)

emphatic

adj
(= forceful)entschieden; responsenachdrücklich, entschieden; denialenergisch; tone, stress, gesturenachdrücklich; his response was immediate and emphaticer antwortete sofort und mit Nachdruck; the accused responded with an emphatic denialin seiner Antwort leugnete der Angeklagte es energisch or entschieden; the answer is an emphatic nodie Antwort lautet ganz entschieden nein; their answer was an emphatic yessie bejahten es mit Nachdruck; to be emphatic (that …) (person) → darauf bestehen(, dass …); to be emphatic about somethingauf etw (dat)bestehen; he was emphatic in his defence of iter verteidigte es mit Nachdruck; they were emphatic in denying their involvementsie leugneten entschieden or energisch, dass sie daran beteiligt waren
(= decisive) victory, win, winnerklar, überzeugend; defeatschwer; result, approvaleindeutig

emphatic

[ɪmˈfætɪk] adj (tone, manner, person) → energico/a, vigoroso/a; (speech) → enfatico/a; (condemnation, denial) → categorico/a, netto/a

emphasis

(ˈemfəsis) nounplural ˈemphases (-siːz)
1. stress put on certain words in speaking etc; greater force of voice used in words or parts of words to make them more noticeable. In writing we sometimes underline words to show emphasis.
2. force; firmness. `I do not intend to go,' he said with emphasis.
3. importance given to something. He placed great emphasis on this point.
ˈemphasize, ˈemphasise verb
to lay or put emphasis on. You emphasize the word `too' in the sentence `Are you going too?'; He emphasized the importance of working hard.
emˈphatic (-ˈfӕ-) adjective
(negative unemphatic) expressed with emphasis; firm and definite. an emphatic denial; He was most emphatic about the importance of arriving on time.
emˈphatically adverb

to emphasize (not emphasize on) a point.

emphatic

a. enfático-a, acentuado-a, marcado-a.
References in classic literature ?
The merest acquaintance would have said something more emphatic than "I will, thank you; good-by," to such a request.
The effect of such an harangue, delivered in the nervous language and with the emphatic manner of a Huron orator, could scarcely be mistaken.
Her finale and ultimatum of contempt consisted in a very emphatic pronunciation of the word "shiftless;" and by this she characterized all modes of procedure which had not a direct and inevitable relation to accomplishment of some purpose then definitely had in mind.
I wish to make an extreme statement, if so I may make an emphatic one, for there are enough champions of civilization: the minister and the school committee and every one of you will take care of that.
Reed was rather a stout woman; but, on hearing this strange and audacious declaration, she ran nimbly up the stair, swept me like a whirlwind into the nursery, and crushing me down on the edge of my crib, dared me in an emphatic voice to rise from that place, or utter one syllable during the remainder of the day.
The harsh voice, the blunt manner, the habit of accompanying certain phrases by an emphatic nod of the head, the Northumbrian burr expressing itself in every word which contained the letter "r" -- all these personal peculiarities of the old North-country governess were reproduced to the life.
the near leader violently shook his head and everything upon it--like an unusually emphatic horse, denying that the coach could be got up the hill.
I thought Peggotty would have thrown the candlestick away, she was so emphatic with it.
But Joe wouldn't hear of that, at all, and again opened his mouth very wide, and shook the form of a most emphatic word out of it.
This emphatic compliment of the Squire's to Nancy was felt by others besides Godfrey to have a diplomatic significance; and her father gave a slight additional erectness to his back, as he looked across the table at her with complacent gravity.
I should never have got his consent, on my visit to Scotland, to read in those precious pages for so many hours, had I not promised to designate it by some emphatic mode of printing, as {The Wardour Manuscript}; giving it, thereby, an individuality as important as the Bannatyne MS.
And, more than this, they placed in the platform for my acceptance, and as a law to themselves and to me, the clear and emphatic resolution which I now read: