- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||emphasized, emphasizes, emphasizing
||to give greater strength or importance to; stress.
She said she would never break her promise, and she emphasized the word "never."In his speech, he emphasized the need for caution and restraint.The photograph emphasized the background rather than the foreground.
- de-emphasize, soft-pedal, underplay
- similar words:
- accent, make much of, point, stress, underscore
||to state in a way that indicates that what is being said is of particular importance.
The governor emphasized that fundamental change comes slowly.The researchers emphasized that further studies needed to be done to confirm the results of their study.
||exaggerate, feature, insist, phrase, weight