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Noun: emphasizing  'em-fu,sI-zing
  1. The act of giving special importance or significance to something
    - accenting, accentuation, emphasising [Brit]
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]

See also: foreground, highlight, play up, spotlight

Type of: action, evince [formal], express, show

Encyclopedia: Emphasize