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Verb: emphasise  'em-fu,sIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: emphasize)
  1. Give extra weight to (a communication)
    "Her gesture emphasised her words";
    - underscore, underline, emphasize
  2. Single out as important; draw attention to (something)
    "Dr. Jones emphasises exercise in addition to a change in diet";
    - stress, emphasize, punctuate, accent, accentuate

Derived forms: emphasised, emphasises, emphasising

See also: foreground, highlight, play up, spotlight

Type of: evince [formal], express, show

Encyclopedia: Emphasise