"emphasize" in the verb sense
1. stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate
to stress, single out as important
"Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
2. underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasise
give extra weight to (a communication
"Her gesture emphasized her words"
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