emphasis

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɛmfəsɪs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɛmfəsɪs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(emfə sis)


Inflections of 'emphasis' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": emphases
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emphasis

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [strong, heavy, specific, major] emphasis
  2. our primary emphasis (here) is
  3. a [management, company] emphasis on
  4. need [a heavier, an increased, more, greater] emphasis on
  5. an emphasis on [learning, providing, developing]
  6. puts an emphasis on [loyalty, hard work]
  7. the emphasis goes on the ["A"]
  8. with the emphasis on
  9. emphasis is placed on
  10. emphasis is given to
  11. would like to add an emphasis to
  12. our emphasis has always been to
  13. don't put too much emphasis on
  14. give the [word, phrase, speech] more emphasis
  15. lent emphasis to his [argument, idea, suggestion]
  16. the main emphases were [health and education]
  17. he [added, shouted, paused, gestured] for emphasis
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