emphasise

Definitions of emphasise
  1. verb
    to stress, single out as important
    synonyms: accent, accentuate, emphasize, punctuate, stress
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    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 heavy 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
    emphasize, underline, underscore
    give extra weight to (a communication)
    pick up
    lift out or reflect from a background
    wave off
    dismiss as insignificant
    foreground, highlight, play up, spotlight
    move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
    raise
    bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project
    soft-pedal
    play down or obscure
    type of:
    evince, express, show
    give expression to
  2. verb
    give extra weight to (a communication)
    synonyms: emphasize, underline, underscore
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    type of:
    accent, accentuate, emphasize, punctuate, stress
    to stress, single out as important
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