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Definitions and Synonyms of emphasise | Another word for emphasise | What is emphasise?

Definition 1: to stress, single out as important - [verb of communication]

Samples where emphasise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

Synonyms for emphasise in the sense of this definition

(emphasise is a kind of ...) give expression to

"She showed her disappointment"

(... is a kind of emphasise ) understate the importance or quality of

"he played down his royal ancestry"

(... is a kind of emphasise ) direct attention to, as if by means of contrast

"This dress accentuates your nice figure!" "I set off these words by brackets"

(... is a kind of emphasise ) emphasize anew

"The director re-emphasized the need for greater productivity"

(... is a kind of emphasise ) pay special attention to

"The lectures bore down on the political background"

(... is a kind of emphasise ) emphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence

"Speakers topicalize more often than they realize" "The object of the sentence is topicalized in what linguists call `Yiddish Movement'"

(... is a kind of emphasise ) emphasize, especially by identification

"This novel points up the racial problems in England"

(... is a kind of emphasise ) make clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something

"drive home a point or an argument" "I'm trying to drive home these basic ideas"

(... is a kind of emphasise ) give extra weight to (a communication)

"Her gesture emphasized her words"

Definition 2: give extra weight to (a communication) - [verb of communication]

Samples where emphasise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her gesture emphasized her words

Synonyms for emphasise in the sense of this definition

(emphasise is a kind of ...) to stress, single out as important

"Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"

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