emphasize

[em-fuh-sahyz]
verb (used with object), emphasized, emphasizing.
to give emphasis to; lay stress upon; stress: to emphasize a point; to emphasize the eyes with mascara.
Also, especially British, emphasise.


Origin:
1820–30; emphas(is) + -ize

hyperemphasize, verb (used with object), hyperemphasized, hyperemphasizing.
misemphasize, verb (used with object), misemphasized, misemphasizing.
reemphasize, verb (used with object), reemphasized, reemphasizing.
superemphasize, verb (used with object), superemphasized, superemphasizing.
unemphasized, adjective
unemphasizing, adjective
well-emphasized, adjective


accent, accentuate, highlight.
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emphasize or emphasise (ˈɛmfəˌsaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to give emphasis or prominence to; stress
 
emphasise or emphasise
 
vb

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emphasize
1828, from emphasis + -ize. Related: Emphasized; emphasizing.
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Example sentences
Also, and I can't emphasize this enough, it is never too early to start
  networking.
The movies tend to emphasize action, and lots of it.
This year, two major Oscar contenders again emphasize the horrors .
Many recipes call for butter and cream, but just as many emphasize vegetables.
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