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- v. Alternative spelling of emphasize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To place emphasis on; same as emphasize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to stress, single out as important
- v. give extra weight to (a communication)
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One would imagine the emphasise is so that people don’t waste effort encouraging non-UK contacts to sign it when they would either not sign it when that requirement was highlighted, or if they did sign it simply get discounted by Downing Street who, other intents aside, do seem to wish for these e-petitions to be generally ‘valid’.
Although I have the quotation marks in the right place to allow me to claim strict accuracy, I accept, for what it is worth, that I should have used "emphasise" and not "affirm".
The benefit of this hybrid form for the writer is that it frees up the texture of the book, avoiding the build-up of clogging documentation, and allows him to hurry over or emphasise themes at will.
Prehaps if unemployment continues to grow, which i beleive it will, with these public sector cuts and the increasing emphasise on profit that companies have checkout machines, reducing/combining job posts etc. then we could very well have a revolution.
We emphasise on the continuation of co-operation with neighbours and other countries in the region.
Many Asian traditions emphasise cyclicity, rather than linear temporal change, for example.
We understand that this has been a very upsetting experience for them but we would like to emphasise that such cases are very rare.
A crisp edit would usefully emphasise their greatest asset, namely Cedric Gasaida's honeyed falsetto vocals: they're enticingly seductive on Into the Night, while Reckless With Your Love gives the delicious impression that he spent some fruitful time in his youth pretending to be Grace Jones.
There is some pressure from the IMF to ease up on calls for spending cuts and to emphasise more long-term structural reforms.
His skill is to emphasise the play's class politics by turning the servants into a chorus, a bubbling undercurrent.