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un·der·line

 (ŭn′dər-līn′, ŭn′dər-līn′)
tr.v. un·der·lined, un·der·lin·ing, un·der·lines
1. To draw a line under: underlined the title of the book.
2. To emphasize; stress: The debate underlined the deep divisions within the party.
n. (ŭn′dər-līn′)
A line under something, such as a symbol, word, or phrase, used to indicate emphasis or italic type.
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underline

vb (tr)
1. to put a line under
2. to state forcibly; emphasize or reinforce
n
a line underneath, esp under written matter
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un•der•line

(ˈʌn dərˌlaɪn)

v. -lined, -lin•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to mark with a line or lines underneath; underscore.
2. to indicate the importance of; emphasize.
n.
3. a line drawn beneath; underscore.
[1715–25]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

underline


Past participle: underlined
Gerund: underlining

Imperative
underline
underline
Present
I underline
you underline
he/she/it underlines
we underline
you underline
they underline
Preterite
I underlined
you underlined
he/she/it underlined
we underlined
you underlined
they underlined
Present Continuous
I am underlining
you are underlining
he/she/it is underlining
we are underlining
you are underlining
they are underlining
Present Perfect
I have underlined
you have underlined
he/she/it has underlined
we have underlined
you have underlined
they have underlined
Past Continuous
I was underlining
you were underlining
he/she/it was underlining
we were underlining
you were underlining
they were underlining
Past Perfect
I had underlined
you had underlined
he/she/it had underlined
we had underlined
you had underlined
they had underlined
Future
I will underline
you will underline
he/she/it will underline
we will underline
you will underline
they will underline
Future Perfect
I will have underlined
you will have underlined
he/she/it will have underlined
we will have underlined
you will have underlined
they will have underlined
Future Continuous
I will be underlining
you will be underlining
he/she/it will be underlining
we will be underlining
you will be underlining
they will be underlining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been underlining
you have been underlining
he/she/it has been underlining
we have been underlining
you have been underlining
they have been underlining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been underlining
you will have been underlining
he/she/it will have been underlining
we will have been underlining
you will have been underlining
they will have been underlining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been underlining
you had been underlining
he/she/it had been underlining
we had been underlining
you had been underlining
they had been underlining
Conditional
I would underline
you would underline
he/she/it would underline
we would underline
you would underline
they would underline
Past Conditional
I would have underlined
you would have underlined
he/she/it would have underlined
we would have underlined
you would have underlined
they would have underlined
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.underline - a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)underline - a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)
stroke - a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes"
Verb1.underline - give extra weight to (a communication)underline - give extra weight to (a communication); "Her gesture emphasized her words"
accent, accentuate, emphasize, stress, punctuate, emphasise - to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
2.underline - draw a line or lines underneath to call attention tounderline - draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

underline

verb
1. emphasize, stress, highlight, bring home, underscore, accentuate, point up, give emphasis to, call or draw attention to The report underlined his concern that standards were at risk.
emphasize play down, minimize, make light of, gloss over, soft-pedal (informal)
2. underscore, mark, italicize, rule a line under Take two pens and underline the positive and negative words.
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underline

verb
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Translations
يُؤَكِّد، يُشَدِّد علىيُبْرِزُيضَعُ خَطّا تَحْت
podtrhnoutzdůraznitpodtrhnutípodtrženípodtržítko
understregefremhæve
alaviivaalleviivata
podvući
aláhúz
strika undirundirstrika, árétta
下線を引く
밑줄을 긋다
pabraukti
izceltpasvītrotuzsvērt
podčiarknuť
podčrtatipoudariti
understryka
เน้น
nhấn mạnh

underline

[ˌʌndəˈlaɪn] VT (lit, fig) → subrayar
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underline

[ˌʌndərˈlaɪn] vt
(= draw a line under) [+ word, sentence, title] → souligner
(= emphasize) [+ importance, dangers, concern, need] → souligner
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underline

[ˌʌndəˈlaɪn] vt (also) (fig) → sottolineare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

underline

(andəˈlain) verb
1. to draw a line under. He wrote down the title of his essay and underlined it.
2. to emphasize or stress. In his speech he underlined several points.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

underline

يُبْرِزُ zdůraznit understrege unterstreichen υπογραμμίζω subrayar alleviivata souligner podvući sottolineare 下線を引く 밑줄을 긋다 onderstrepen understreke podkreślić sublinhar подчеркивать understryka เน้น altını çizmek nhấn mạnh 强调
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

underline

vt. subrayar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
Observe how ingenuously he underlines certain words, and how crudely he glosses over his hidden thoughts.
It is an for the our expansion East underlines ambitions.
According to a statement published, on Monday, on the occasion of its 35th anniversary, Ennahdha underlines that "social consensus is likely to boost the country's economy and avoid wrangling in the production sites."
The listing, the first ever by ICBC in the Middle East, underlines Dubai's successful growth as a global financial centre.
In an interview with CNA, Zeitz said that this is the first visit of a leader of the German government to the Republic of Cyprus, which underlines the importance of Cyprus for Germany.
Question: The document underlines the need for "emotional maturity" of the candidates to the priesthood facing "spiritual paternity" and of a "correct relationship with men and women," whom the priest will meet in his pastoral ministry.