Definition of emphasis in English:
noun (plural emphases /-ˌsēz/)
1Special importance, value, or prominence given to something: they placed great emphasis on the individual’s freedom different emphases and viewpoints
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- 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.
1.1Stress laid on a word or words to indicate special meaning or particular importance.
- 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.
Words that rhyme with emphasisunderemphasis
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