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EMPHASISE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does emphasise mean? 

EMPHASISE (verb)
  The verb EMPHASISE has 2 senses:

1. give extra weight to (a communication)
2. to stress, single out as important

  Familiarity information: EMPHASISE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EMPHASISE (verb)


Sense 1emphasise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give extra weight to (a communication)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

emphasise; underline; underscore; emphasize

Context example:

Her gesture emphasized her words

Hypernyms (to "emphasise" is one way to...):

accent; accentuate; emphasise; emphasize; punctuate; stress (to stress, single out as important)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2emphasise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To stress, single out as important

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

accent; stress; emphasize; accentuate; emphasise; punctuate

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "emphasise" is one way to...):

evince; express; show (give expression to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "emphasise"):

background; downplay; play down (understate the importance or quality of)

bring out; set off (direct attention to, as if by means of contrast)

re-emphasise; re-emphasize (emphasize anew)

bear down (pay special attention to)

topicalize (emphasize by putting have stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence)

point up (emphasize, especially by identification)

drive home; press home; ram home (make clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something)

emphasise; emphasize; underline; underscore (give extra weight to (a communication))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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