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emphasizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈem·fəˌsɑɪz/
to ​state or show that something is ​especiallyimportant or ​deservesspecialattention: She emphasized the ​importance of good ​nutrition.
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emphasizeverb [T]

(UK usually emphasise) uk   us   /ˈem.fə.saɪz/
B2 to show that something is very ​important or ​worth giving ​attention to: [+ question word] I'd just like to emphasize howimportant it is for ​people to ​learnforeignlanguages. [+ that] He emphasized that all the ​people taking ​part in the ​research were ​volunteers. You can use ​italics or ​capitals to emphasize a word in a ​piece of writing. to make something more ​obvious: Tight ​jeans will only emphasize any ​extraweight that you are ​carrying.

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(Definition of emphasize from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “emphasize”
in Arabic يُؤَكِّد…
in Korean 강조하다…
in Portuguese enfatizar, ressaltar, salientar…
in Catalan recalcar…
in Japanese ~を強調する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强调, 重视, 使突出…
in Turkish belirtmek, vurgulamak…
in Russian придавать значение, подчеркивать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強調, 重視, 使突出…
in Italian mettere in evidenza…
in Polish podkreślać…
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