- The definition of emphasize is to stress the importance.
To speak loudly during the main point of a speech is an example of emphasize.
emphasize definition by Webster's New World
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emphasize definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb em·pha·sized, em·pha·siz·ing, em·pha·siz·es
To give emphasis to; stress.
Origin: From emphasis.