Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: emphasize
IPA transcription: ['ɛmfəs,aɪz]
Pronunciations of emphasize
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate
    Meaning: to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
  • Synonyms: underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasise
    Meaning: give extra weight to (a communication); "Her gesture emphasized her words"
Usage examples
  • Are there any others you would emphasize?
  • When is it permissible to emphasize every single word in a sentence?
  • To emphasize the importance of these effects it is only necessary to recall that the constellations register the oldest traditions of our race.
  • Then Dicky slammed the living room door behind him to emphasize his words, went down the hall, slammed the apartment door and ran down the steps.
  • It would be a boon to speech-making if speakers would conserve the attention of their audiences in the same way and emphasize only the words representing the important ideas.
  • As this explanation is in entire disagreement with the view that the dream owes its origin to dissociated, uncritical cerebral activity, I will emphasize my view by an example:
  • Such words as interest, affection, concern, motivation, emphasize the bearing of what is foreseen upon the individual's fortunes, and his active desire to act to secure a possible result.
  • Do not emphasize the same idea over and over again unless you desire to lay extra stress on it; Senator Thurston desired to put the maximum amount of emphasis on "force" in his speech on page 50.
  • Upon March 3, 1876, at Olympian Springs, Bath County, Kentucky, flakes of a substance that looked like beef fell from the sky--"from a clear sky." We'd like to emphasize that it was said that nothing but this falling substance was visible in the sky.
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