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 for emphasize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emphasize \Em"pha*size\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emphasized; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Emphasizing.]
     To utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice; to
     make emphatic; as, to emphasize a word or a phrase.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  emphasize
      v 1: to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes
           exercise in addition to a change in diet" [syn: stress,
           emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent,
           accentuate]
      2: give extra weight to (a communication); "Her gesture
         emphasized her words" [syn: underscore, underline,
         emphasize, emphasise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "emphasize":
     accent, accentuate, assert, bear down on, belabor,
     call attention to, charge, dwell on, feature, give emphasis to,
     harp on, highlight, italicize, mark, overaccentuate, overemphasize,
     overstress, pinpoint, place emphasis on, play up, point up, press,
     punctuate, rub in, spotlight, star, stress, underline,
     underscore
  
  

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