• WordNet 3.6
    • v emphasise to stress, single out as important "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
    • v emphasise give extra weight to (a communication) "Her gesture emphasized her words"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Emphasise to make emphatic
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr.,—em (=en), in, into, and phasisphaein, phainein, to show.


In literature:

I emphasise the deep face and the rigidity of the shaft.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
Tilly had whispered that Gavin was scared, and the other girls, with Joanna's able assistance, emphasised the shameful fact.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
And it is not always the "good sort" qualities which the artist emphasises.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
The event, though fortunate, emphasised the hazard of the venture.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
The stalk padded, and the pattern made by the stitching upon it thereby emphasised.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
It pleased him well as a rule, but this evening that same emptiness seemed to emphasise his own isolation.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
It must again be emphasised that it may not be possible to differentiate between these immediately after the accident.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
It emphasised the fact that they were flying, that they had to fly.
"The Flaw in the Crystal" by May Sinclair
At the same time I would emphasise the fact that that Army is intended solely for defence.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
I would rather emphasise another point, perhaps less generally remarked.
"Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)" by Sir Leslie Stephen
The airs and graces they assumed did but emphasise their crudity.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
One thing we fain would emphasise, before we conclude our account.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Later fresh protest, led off by Lord BOB and emphasised by BONAR LAW, against arbitrary conduct of Censor in dealing with the Press.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 2, 1914" by Various
His presence emphasised the highly political nature of the party.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
As it was, he had emphasised the situation by going.
"Audrey Craven" by May Sinclair
The encounter was exciting her a little, too, over-emphasising its importance.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
Three points were emphasised in our instructions.
"With Manchesters in the East" by Gerald B. Hurst
It is a truth that I wish as strongly as I am able to emphasise.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Precipitate these well might be, since they emphasised the fact that she was proceeding in the sense of the assurances she had taken.
"The Wings of the Dove, Volume II" by Henry James
I point this out to emphasise the fact that there is no prerogative in the form All S is P except for syllogistic purposes.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto

In news:

2 Regarding our 27% spontaneous preterm birth rate in controls, we should emphasise that we did not exclude women with very short cervical lengths (only women who had cervical dilatation or visible membranes).
It will emphasise high-quality discovery research and a translational agenda that promotes advances in clinical care and creates new economic opportunities.
The closest it gets to a relevant contemporary reference is to emphasise that one of Hadrian 's first acts on becoming Emperor in 117AD was to withdraw Rome's army from Mesopotamia (modern Iraq).
The aba Group Emphasises the Importance of Using a Business Insurance Broker when Managing Business Risks.
Several recent reviews of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) and mortality have emphasised that a large range of interventions are available with the potential to reduce deaths and disability.
Ever-Changing French Menu Emphasises Local Ingredients.
But in the build-up to his sold-out Manchester comeback, The Hitman spent much time emphasising the challenge posed by his immediate opponent.
"We like to emphasise that we are a local organization supported by the local community helping local needy families and individuals," he said.

In science:

This result emphasises the importance of making images with higher spatial and hence linear resolution.
Global VLBI Observations of Compact Radio Sources in M82
This figure emphasises the difference between studying galactic supernova remnants and those in M82.
Global VLBI Observations of Compact Radio Sources in M82
We emphasise that, in distinction to much of the combinatorial literature on hypergraphs, we allow the possibility that more than one edge is assigned to a given subset, thus we are considering multi-hypergraphs.
Structure of large random hypergraphs
Possible candidates include trapped ions and NMR with which manipulation of entanglement has been shown to be possible (see [1, 13] and references therein.) We should emphasise that if two systems are prepared in the same state, the composite state is, in general, confined to the symmetric subspace only if it is pure.
Comparison of two unknown pure quantum states
We emphasise that Zi ’s are complex valued random variables, and zi ’s are complex sample points (zi ∈ C).
Finite-difference distributions for the Ginibre ensemble
This is emphasised in Figure 4 where a large fraction of the brightest radio sources are classified as “quiescent.” In reality these systems may possess strong emission features that are below the detection threshold or lie outside the accessible SDSS window.
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
As a result, it is worth emphasising that the extent of the derived obscuration correction depends strongly on the assumed value of the stellar absorption.
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Each step in the process of calculating the Hα luminosities is shown, to emphasise the magnitude of each effect.
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
To emphasise the extent of the aperture corrections we show how they vary with several parameters.
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
The idea is to solve that equation for (Y , N ) ∈ C 3,α × C 4,α , and then use elliptic regularity to get to (Y , N ) ∈ C k+3,α × C k+4,α , obtaining the desired extrinsic curvature and metric in C k+2,α × C k+2,α ; we emphasise that one would not get that last differentiability without the regularisation.
Manifold structures for sets of solutions of the general relativistic constraint equations
We emphasise that the ΛCDM model does produce enough massive ob jects at early times to account for the highest redshift galaxy clusters, massive galaxies and luminous quasars (Efstathiou & Rees 1992, Mo & White 2002).
Early Formation and Late Merging of the Giant Galaxies
Recent work on random field Ising model is described briefly emphasising exact solutions of the model in simple cases and their relevance in understanding equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of systems with quenched disorder.
Random Field Ising Model
In this Section, I give a survey of some metaphysicians’ replies to the RDA, emphasising points that will be important later on (or that I think important in themselves!).
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
But Zimmerman goes on to emphasise the first problem, (c) above.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Again, it should be emphasised that the scaling eqn. (10), while being reasonable from the physical point of view, is not conserving Gaussianity.
Coded mask imaging of extended sources with Gaussian random fields