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Verb: topicalize  'tó-pi-ku,lIz
  1. (linguistics) emphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence
    "The object of the sentence is topicalized in what linguists call 'Yiddish Movement'"; "Speakers topicalize more often than they realize";
    - topicalise [Brit]

Derived forms: topicalized, topicalizing, topicalizes

Type of: accent, accentuate, emphasise [Brit], emphasize, punctuate, stress