HyperDic: emphasize

English > 2 senses of the word emphasize:
VERBcommunicationemphasize, stress, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuateto stress, single out as important
communicationemphasize, underscore, underline, emphasisegive extra weight to (a communication)
emphasize > pronunciation
Soundseh'mfahsay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > emphasize: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningTo stress, single out as important.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
Synonymsstress, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate
Narrowerbackground, play down, downplayunderstate the importance or quality of
bear downpay special attention to
bring out, set offdirect attention to, as if by means of contrast
drive home, ram home, press homemake clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something
point upemphasize, especially by identification
re-emphasise, re-emphasizeemphasize anew
topicalizeemphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence
underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasiseGive extra weight to (a communication)
Broaderexpress, show, evinceGive expression / expression to
Spanishacentuar, enfatizar, puntuar, recalcar, remarcar, resaltar, subrayar
Catalanaccentuar, emfasitzar, emfatitzar, recalcar, remarcar
Nounsemphasisspecial importance or significance / significance
emphasizingthe act of giving special importance or significance to something
English > emphasize: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningGive extra weight to (a communication).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"Her gesture emphasized her words"
Synonymsunderscore, underline, emphasise
Broaderstress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuateTo stress, single out as important
Spanishremarcar, subrayar
Catalanrecalcar, remarcar, subratllar
Nounsemphasizingthe act of giving special importance or significance to something

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