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Meaning & Definition of Emphasize in English

English

Emphasize

/ɛmfəsaɪz/

verb

1. To stress, single out as important

  • "Dr. jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
    synonym:
  • stress
  • ,
  • emphasize
  • ,
  • emphasise
  • ,
  • punctuate
  • ,
  • accent
  • ,
  • accentuate

2. Give extra weight to (a communication)

  • "Her gesture emphasized her words"
    synonym:
  • underscore
  • ,
  • underline
  • ,
  • emphasize
  • ,
  • emphasise

Examples of using

I want to emphasize this point in particular.
You should emphasize that fact.