emphasise

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Pronunciation[change]

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

Verb[change]

Plain form
emphasise

Third-person singular
emphasises

Past tense
emphasised

Past participle
emphasised

Present participle
emphasising

  1. (transitive) If you emphasise something, you give it particular attention or importance.
    Emphasise honesty in your sermon.
    Your sermon emphasises honesty.
    He emphasised honesty in his sermon.
    Honesty was emphasised in his sermon.
    Today's sermon is emphasising honesty.