• 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

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