emphasizing emphasizing  /ˈɛm fə ˌsaɪ zɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of giving special importance or significance to something

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Soon new essays appeared emphasizing that all human beings should be able to enjoy certain fundamental freedoms.
  2. He then had dozens of meetings with other lawmakers, emphasizing how badly the region needed the money but never publicly blasting Congress for moving too slowly.
  3. We're emphasizing what's going on now.

News

  1. Fifty musical acts to perform at FAIRfest

    After All Things Italian Street Festival and before RAGBRAI, a very big music festival plays in Fairfield, the inaugural FAIRfest — four days with numerous genres of music and food, art and speakers — emphasizing sustainability, creativity, economic fairness and community empowerment. Beginning at 6 p.m. June 20 with the Third Street Block Party, next weekend offers to fill the senses with ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Fairfield Ledger

  2. Clash Over NSA Spy Programs on Capitol Hill

    Top law enforcement and intelligence officials fiercely defended the Obama administration's sweeping surveillance programs on Capitol Hill Thursday, emphasizing their legality, their record of success in thwarting terrorist attacks and the many opportunities lawmakers have had over the years to alter the programs that some are now criticizing as too intrusive.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CQ Politics

  3. Three Signs Republicans Haven't Learned Any Lessons From 2012

    To much acclaim, the Republican National Committee released its road map for reform in March, emphasizing that the path to success called for moderating the party's position on immigration, courting a more diverse set of officeholders, and building the GOP around pragmatic governors rather than polarizing members of Congress.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "What we are emphasizing to the Pakistani government is the need to follow the evidence wherever it leads," Rice said today in London. "This is a time for complete, absolute, total transparency and cooperation and that's what we expect."
    on Nov 30, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: ABC News

  2. "I hope it happens, man," he said then. "I'm really emphasizing how much I really enjoy playing for the Oklahoma City team and playing for that city."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Kevin Durant Source: CBC.ca

  3. "His life-long dedication to helping others touched the lives of countless people," Carter said Wednesday. "He frequently rose above politics by emphasizing the need for bipartisanship and seeking common ground on issues critical to our...
    on Dec 27, 2006 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Forbes

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