emphasize

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɛmfəsaɪz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɛmfəˌsaɪz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(emfə sīz′)

Inflections of 'emphasize' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
emphasizes
v 3rd person singular (US & UK)
emphasizing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US & UK)
emphasized
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US & UK)
emphasized
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US & UK)

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Verb: call attention to
Synonyms:
stress , underline , highlight , accentuate, call attention to, draw attention to, reiterate, spotlight , pronounce , point out, bring out, enunciate, articulate , underscore , make clear, feature , accent , point up, punctuate, play up, repeat , insist, dramatize, dramatise (UK), maintain , impress , affirm, enlarge , indicate, italicize, italicise (UK), lay stress on, drum sth into sb's head, make a big thing of (informal), labor , labour (UK), show up

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