Emphasize definition

ĕmfə-sīz
To give emphasis to; give special force or prominence to; stress.
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To cause to appear important or deserving of attention.

The bank failure emphasized the need for reform.

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To give emphasis to; stress.

She emphasized that the matter was urgent.

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To give prominence of sound to (a syllable or word) in pronouncing or in accordance with a metrical pattern.
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The definition of emphasize is to stress the importance.

To speak loudly during the main point of a speech is an example of emphasize.

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To stress, give emphasis or extra weight to (something).

His two-fingered gesture emphasized what he had told his boss to do with his job.

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Origin of emphasize

  • From emphasis

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

  • Latin, from Ancient Greek – see emphasis.

    From Wiktionary