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emphasize


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emphasize  \Em"pha*size\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Emphasized};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Emphasizing}.] 
  To  utter  or  pronounce  with  a  particular  stress  of  voice;  to 
  make  emphatic;  as  to  emphasize  a  word  or  a  phrase. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emphasize 
  v  1:  to  stress,  single  out  as  important:  "Dr.  Jones  emphasizes 
  exercise  in  addition  to  a  change  in  diet."  [syn:  {stress}, 
  {punctuate},  {accent},  {accentuate}] 
  2:  direct  attention  to  as  if  by  means  of  contrast;  "This  dress 
  accentuates  your  nice  figure!"  "I  set  off  these  words  by 
  brackets"  [syn:  {stress},  {bring  out},  {accentuate},  {set 
  off},  {accent}]  [ant:  {deemphasize}] 
  3:  give  extra  weight  to  (a  communication);  "Her  gesture 
  emphasized  her  words"  [syn:  {underscore},  {underline}] 




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