emphasize emphasize  /ˈɛm fə ˌsaɪz/


  1. (v) to stress, single out as important
  2. (v) give extra weight to (a communication)

Derived Word(s)


  1. Its tenets, which emphasize structured communication, are ingredients in a variety of programs for teens, pre-marrieds and long-marrieds.
  2. And as we transition our operations in Iraq, it's important for us to emphasize not only our gratitude to Kuwait, but also our ongoing commitment to Kuwait's security.
  3. Supporters of a public plan will emphasize choice and remind people how popular and successful Medicare has been.


  1. Netflix Continues to Emphasize Original Content With DreamWorks Deal

    Netflix Continues to Emphasize Original Content With DreamWorks Deal        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Rimage Corp. of Minneapolis to change name to Qumu Corp., emphasize online video

    Rimage Corp. of Minneapolis , seeking to emphasize the video business of a company it acquired in 2011, will change its name to Qumu Corp. in the third quarter.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Shelton’s swearing-in to emphasize his roots

    Mayor-elect Jason Shelton will emphasize his east Tupelo roots and the city’s top tourist attraction during his July 1 swearing-in.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal


  1. "I want to emphasize that this investigation is ongoing, and there's still a lot that we don't know. But we do know that this tragedy was triggered by a failure at the Upper Big Branch mine - a failure first and foremost of management, but also a...
    on Apr 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Daily News (blog)

  2. "There is no excuse for the delay. We absolutely need to quicken the pace at which power is restored," said Gov. Bobby Jindal. "I cannot emphasize it enough, it is the No. 1 obstacle."
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Bobby Jindal Source: WDSU

  3. And Bush "will emphasize the importance of nations working in a coordinated way to address the crisis, while respecting the different conditions in each economy," Perino told reporters.
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: AFP

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