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underscore

un·der·score

underscore

 
pronunciation:
uhn dr skor [or] uhn dr skor
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: underscored, underscores, underscoring
definition 1: to emphasize by, or as if by, drawing a line beneath.
The fact that this accident occurred underscores the need for stricter safety measures.
synonyms:
accent, accentuate, emphasize, highlight, punctuate, stress, underline
similar words:
amplify, feature, intensify, mark, spotlight
definition 2: to draw a line or lines underneath (written text); underline.
synonyms:
underline
similar words:
highlight, italicize, line
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a line or lines drawn under written or printed text for emphasis or to indicate italics; underline.
synonyms:
underline