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underlineverb [T]

us   /ˈʌn·dərˌlɑɪn/
to draw a line under a word: to underline significant parts of a text
To underline is also to emphasize: The announcement underlines IBM’s newfound willingness to employ technologies developed by other companies.
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underlineverb [T]

uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈlaɪn/ us   /ˌʌn.dɚˈlaɪn/ also underscore
B1 to draw a line under a word, especially in order to show its importance: All the technical words have been underlined in red.
B2 to emphasize: She gave some shocking examples to underline the seriousness of the situation. To underline their disgust, the crowd started throwing bottles at the stage.

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