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emphasizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈem·fəˌsɑɪz/
to state or show that something is especially important or deserves special attention: She emphasized the importance of good nutrition.
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emphasizeverb [T]

(UK usually emphasise) uk   /ˈem.fə.saɪz/  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 how important it is for people to learn foreign languages. [+ 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 extra weight that you are carrying.

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