from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To give emphasis to; stress.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To stress, give emphasis or extra weight to (something).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice; to make emphatic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To utter or pronounce with emphasis; render emphatic; lay stress upon: as, to emphasize a syllable, word, or declaration; to emphasize a passage in reading.
- To bring out clearly or distinctly; make more obvious or more positive; give a stronger perception of.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give extra weight to (a communication)
- v. to stress, single out as important
From emphasis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin, from Ancient Greek – see emphasis. (Wiktionary)