re-emphasize

When you make a clear point again, you re-emphasize it. Politicians running for office tend to re-emphasize the same points over and over....and over again.

When someone re-emphasizes a point or idea, they've expressed it at least once before, and now they're accentuating its importance. You could complain about potholes by calling the city hotline, and then re-emphasize your unhappiness with the roads by writing a letter to the editor of your local paper. Re-emphasize adds the "again" prefix re- to emphasize, from the Greek emphasis, which was used in rhetoric to mean "significance" or "indirect meaning."

Definitions of re-emphasize
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v emphasize anew

“The director re-emphasized the need for greater productivity”
Synonyms:
re-emphasise
Type of:
accent, accentuate, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stress
to stress, single out as important

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