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emphasis
American English: /ˈɛmfəsəs/
British English: /ˈɛmfəsɪs/

Translation of emphasis in Spanish:

noun plural -ses

  • 1 1.1 (intensity of expression) she repeated her words for emphasis
    repitió las palabras para darles mayor énfasis
    Example sentences
    • He leaned forward in his chair again to give his words more emphasis.
    • Bob manages to make very obvious things sound like genius by stressing his words and using his arms for emphasis.
    1.2 (accentuation) the emphasis is on the second syllable
    lleva el acento en la segunda sílaba
    el acento recae en la segunda sílaba
    he put special emphasis on the word 'never'
    puso especial énfasis en or enfatizó la palabra 'nunca'
    Example sentences
    • Kylie repeated her words with special emphasis, as if talking to a very slow person.
    • His emphasis on the word protector made the hairs on the back of her neck stand on end.
    • I put plenty of emphasis on the word to make sure he understood what I was trying to say.
  • 2 (importance, insistence) to lay o place o put emphasis on something
    hacer hincapié or poner énfasis en la importancia de algo
    we lay particular emphasis on punctuality
    hacemos especial hincapié en la puntualidad
    concedemos particular importancia a la puntualidad
    the emphasis this year is on simplicity
    este año se pone el acento en la sencillez
    the new policy reflects a change of emphasis
    la nueva política refleja un cambio en el orden de prioridades
    Example sentences
    • Other than that, however, today's two stories have very different emphases.
    • It is difficult to assign priority to the problems since each centre's emphases and interests are different.
    • All of the essays repeat this same cluster of ideas, developing their implications with different emphases and nuances.

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