Em·pha·size v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emphasized p. pr. & vb. n. Emphasizing ] To utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice; to make emphatic; as, to emphasize a word or a phrase.
v 1: to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes
exercise in addition to a change in diet" [syn: stress,
emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate]
2: give extra weight to (a communication); "Her gesture
emphasized her words" [syn: underscore, underline, emphasise]