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1. emphasise

verb. to stress, single out as important.

Synonyms

  • background
  • accent
  • express
  • downplay
  • show
  • re-emphasize
  • ram home
  • set off
  • point up
  • emphasize
  • bring out
  • underline
  • press home
  • drive home
  • punctuate
  • underscore
  • bear down
  • stress
  • accentuate
  • re-emphasise
  • evince
  • play down

Antonyms

  • foreground
  • implicit
  • local
  • slow

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2. de-emphasise

verb. reduce the emphasis.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change
  • reduce
  • destress

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize

3. re-emphasise

verb. emphasize anew.

Synonyms

  • accentuate
  • punctuate
  • accent
  • emphasize
  • emphasise
  • re-emphasize

Antonyms

  • foreground
  • take away

4. emphasise

verb. give extra weight to (a communication).

Synonyms

  • accentuate
  • punctuate
  • accent
  • emphasize
  • underscore
  • underline

Antonyms

  • hide
  • negate
  • disprove
  • affirm

Sentences with emphasise


1. Verb, base form
Aztec pyramids are made of stone, so add as much or as little detail as you like to emphasise this.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Companies that emphasise employees helping one another can have a happier and more productive work force.

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