emphasize

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK)
    • IPA: /ˈɛm.fə.saɪz/
    • SAMPA: /"Em.f@.saIz/
  • Hyphenation: em‧pha‧size

Verb[change]

Plain form
emphasize

Third-person singular
emphasizes

Past tense
emphasized

Past participle
emphasized

Present participle
emphasizing

  1. (transitive) If you emphasize something, you give it particular attention or importance.
    Emphasize honesty in your sermon.
    Your sermon emphasizes honesty.
    He emphasized honesty in his sermon.
    Honesty was emphasized in his sermon.
    Today's sermon is emphasizing honesty.