Emphasize Definition

emphasized, emphasizes, emphasizing
emphasized, emphasizes, emphasizing
To give emphasis to; give special force or prominence to; stress.
Webster's New World
To cause to appear important or deserving of attention.
The bank failure emphasized the need for reform.
American Heritage
To give prominence of sound to (a syllable or word) in pronouncing or in accordance with a metrical pattern.
American Heritage

Origin of Emphasize

  • Latin, from Ancient Greek – see emphasis.

    From Wiktionary

  • From emphasis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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