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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
emphasis /'emfəsis/
  • danh từ, số nhiều emphases
    • sự nhấn mạnh; (ngôn ngữ học) sự nhấn giọng
    • tầm quan trọng
    • sự bối rối, sự rõ nét
Concise Dictionary
+special importance or significance
+intensity or forcefulness of expression
+special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.
+the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)

Thesaurus Dictionary
importance, stress, significance, prominence, attention, weight, gravity, force, moment, pre-eminence, priority, underscoring, underlining, Technical paralipsis:
They place too much emphasis on the social aspects of school.
Advanced English Dictionary
[U, C]
1 ~ (on / upon sth) special importance that is given to sth: to put / lay / place emphasis on sth + There has been a shift of emphasis from manufacturing to service industries. + The emphasis is very much on learning the spoken language. + Increased emphasis is now being placed on corporate image. + The course has a vocational emphasis. + We provide all types of information, with an emphasis on legal advice. + The examples we will look at have quite different emphases.
2 the extra force given to a word or phrase when spoken, especially in order to show that it is important; a way of writing a word (for example drawing a line underneath it) to show that it is important: 'I can assure you,' she added with emphasis, 'the figures are correct.'
Collocation Dictionary

1 special importance/attention


considerable, great, heavy, increased
schools that put a heavy emphasis on sporting achievement
| strong | main
discussing where the main emphasis should be placed
| particular, special
Examine the events leading to the war, with particular emphasis on France's role in them.


give, lay, place, put
The company lays great emphasis on customer care.
| shift
The Democrats shifted the emphasis away from direct taxation.


move, shift
In recent years, the emphasis has moved away from punishing drug addicts towards helping them.


~ on/upon
The emphasis is on keeping fit rather than developing lots of muscles.


a change/shift of emphasis

2 stress on a word/phrase


‘I’, he said with great emphasis, ‘was the one.’
| slight
His slight emphasis on the word ‘Lady’ was definitely mocking.




with ~
She repeated the question with emphasis.
| ~ on
Put the emphasis on the second syllable.

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