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

Derived forms: emphasized, emphasizes, emphasizing

See also: foreground, highlight, play up, spotlight

Type of: evince [formal], express, show