Emphasize

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Definition

to emphasize: to accentuate, to stress, to underline
verb
Bruno emphasized the importance of this new contract. He stressed to us that it was critical for the business.

the emphasis: the stress, the importance, the accent
noun
To pronounce this word correctly, you must place the emphasis on the first syllable. Remember to stress the first syllable.

Examples

  • "Find a way to use the question to talk about other points of emphasis."
  • "So if you can just write me a brief, and I emphasize the word 'brief', summary of your work day, I'll pick it up when I return."
  • "For example, in France, we emphasize Delavigne's French origins much more than we do here in the States."

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