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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 ?
If we look into the constitutions of the several States, we find that, notwithstanding the emphatical and, in some instances, the unqualified terms in which this axiom has been laid down, there is not a single instance in which the several departments of power have been kept absolutely separate and distinct.
The observations of the judicious Blackstone,[1] in reference to the latter, are well worthy of recital: "To bereave a man of life, [says he] or by violence to confiscate his estate, without accusation or trial, would be so gross and notorious an act of despotism, as must at once convey the alarm of tyranny throughout the whole nation; but confinement of the person, by secretly hurrying him to jail, where his sufferings are unknown or forgotten, is a less public, a less striking, and therefore a more dangerous engine of arbitrary government." And as a remedy for this fatal evil he is everywhere peculiarly emphatical in his encomiums on the habeas corpus act, which in one place he calls "the BULWARK of the British Constitution."[2]
Webster defined the pronoun "himself as "[h]e; but himself is more emphatical, or more expressive of distinct personality than he." (119) Section 26's use of the "more emphatical" pronoun "himself points back to the words "every citizen" and strengthens the "presumption that the...
In another it was 'public-oriented oratorical communication,' a mode of expression in which national values and a common sensibility were to be articulated and reinforced or (if romanticized as preliterate) recovered." (23) He also has shown that the Declaration of Independence is a document made to be "heard as performance" rather than "read silently," coming as it does with recital directions: "The locations of the marks on the rough draft of the Declaration as well as the locations of the 'quotation marks' on the proof copy of the Dunlap broadside represent not breath or punctuational pauses but precisely what Jefferson discusses: rhythmical pauses of emphatical stress that divide the piece into units comparable to musical bars or poetic lines" (24, 10).