HyperDic: emphasise

English > 2 senses of the word emphasise:
VERBcommunicationemphasise, underscore, underline, emphasizegive extra weight to (a communication)
communicationemphasise, stress, emphasize, punctuate, accent, accentuateto stress, single out as important
English > emphasise: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningGive extra weight to (a communication).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsunderscore, underline, emphasize
Broaderstress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuateTo stress, single out as important
Spanishremarcar, subrayar
Catalanrecalcar, remarcar, subratllar
English > emphasise: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningTo stress, single out as important.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsstress, emphasize, 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

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