What Does Emphasize Mean?


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Emphasize means to lay emphasis on or to stress on something. It means to single out a point and give importance to it. Thus it refers to the act of showing or indicating importance. Emphasize is a verb of the word emphasis. It is the act of articulating or enunciating something by laying special importance on a particular word or a group of words. It means to accentuate or highlight something.

A point can be emphasized through the tone of speaking, body language and several other ways during conversation and in written language adjectives, underlines and such other factors are used to drive home a point and emphasize. Italics and capitals are also used to emphasize a word during writing. It is pronounced as em-fuh-sahyz. It is used to draw attention towards a particular fact or viewpoint. Therefore laying emphasis or emphasize refers to making something more obvious.

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