emphasize Definition

  • 1give special importance or prominence to (something) in speaking or writing
  • 2make (something) more clearly defined

Using emphasize: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "emphasize" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The teacher emphasized the importance of studying for the exam.

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    He emphasized his point by repeating it several times.

  • Example

    The bold font emphasizes the title of the article.

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    The speaker used hand gestures to emphasize his words.

emphasize Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for emphasize

Phrases with emphasize

  • to give extra attention or importance to something


    The company emphasizes on employee satisfaction.

  • to understand and share the feelings of someone


    I can emphasize with your situation.

  • to stress the importance of something


    The report emphasizes the need for better communication between departments.

Origins of emphasize

from Greek 'en-', meaning 'in', and 'phasis', meaning 'speech'


Summary: emphasize in Brief

To 'emphasize' [ˈɛmfəsaɪz] is to give special importance or clarity to something in speech or writing. It can be done through repetition, gestures, or formatting, as in 'The bold font emphasizes the title of the article.' 'Emphasize' can also be used in phrases like 'emphasize on,' which means to give extra attention to something, and 'emphasize with,' which means to understand and share someone's feelings.

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