Emphasise vs. Emphasis - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Emphasise (verb)

    qualifier|British}} {{alternative spelling of emphasize

  • Emphasis (noun)

    Special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important.

    "He paused for emphasis before saying who had won."

  • Emphasis (noun)

    Special attention or prominence given to something.

    "Anglia TV's emphasis is on Norwich and district."

  • Emphasis (noun)

    Prominence given to a syllable or words, by raising the voice or printing in italic or underlined type.

    "He used a yellow highlighter to indicate where to give emphasis in his speech."

  • Emphasis (noun)

    Related to bold.

  • Emphasis (noun)

    The phonetic or phonological feature that distinguishes emphatic consonants from other consonants

Webster Dictionary

  • Emphasise

    To place emphasis on; same as emphasize.

  • Emphasis (noun)

    A particular stress of utterance, or force of voice, given in reading and speaking to one or more words whose signification the speaker intends to impress specially upon his audience.

  • Emphasis (noun)

    A peculiar impressiveness of expression or weight of thought; vivid representation, enforcing assent; as, to dwell on a subject with great emphasis.

  • Emphasis (noun)

    a special attention given to, or extra importance attached to, something; as, a guided tour of Egypt with emphasis on the monuments along the Nile.

  • Emphasis (noun)

    something to which great importance is attached; as, the need for increased spending on education was the emphasis of his speech.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Emphasise (verb)

    give extra weight to (a communication);

    "Her gesture emphasized her words"

  • Emphasise (verb)

    to stress, single out as important;

    "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"

  • Emphasis (noun)

    special importance or significance;

    "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"

    "the room was decorated in shades of gray with distinctive red accents"

  • Emphasis (noun)

    intensity or forcefulness of expression;

    "the vehemence of his denial"

    "his emphasis on civil rights"

  • Emphasis (noun)

    special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.

  • Emphasis (noun)

    the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch);

    "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"

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