emphasizeverb [T](UK usually emphasise) uk us /ˈem.fə.saɪz/
- I must emphasize that this exercise should not be done by pregnant women.
- She emphasized the importance of fresh fruit and vegetables in the diet.
- Officials emphasized that no decision had been reached.
- He emphasized how important diet was to health.
- Bettelheim emphasized the importance in child development of play and fantasy.