emphasise em"pha*sise v. t. To place emphasis on; same as {emphasize}.

Syn: overemphasize, over-emphasize, overstress. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • emphasise — British variant of emphasize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • emphasise — em|pha|sise [ emfə,saız ] a British spelling of emphasize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • emphasise — v. 1) (B) she emphasised its importance to me 2) (L) I emphasised that everyone should come on time …   Combinatory dictionary

  • emphasise — UK [ˈemfəsaɪz] / US [ˈemfəˌsaɪz] emphasize …   English dictionary

  • emphasise — /ˈɛmfəsaɪz / (say emfuhsuyz) verb (t) (emphasised, emphasising) to give emphasis to; lay stress upon; stress. Also, emphasize …   Australian English dictionary

  • re-emphasise — verb emphasize anew (Freq. 1) The director re emphasized the need for greater productivity • Syn: ↑re emphasize • Hypernyms: ↑stress, ↑emphasize, ↑emphasise, ↑punctuate, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • de-emphasise — /di ˈɛmfəsaɪz/ (say dee emfuhsuyz) verb (t) (de emphasised, de emphasising) to cease to emphasise; to reduce the practice of. Also, de emphasize …   Australian English dictionary

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