English - Vietnamese Dictionary
emphasis /'emfəsis/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ, số nhiều emphases
- sự nhấn mạnh; (ngôn ngữ học) sự nhấn giọng
+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)
Advanced English 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.
[U, C]Collocation Dictionary
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.'
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.
VERB + EMPHASIS
give, lay, place, put
The company lays great emphasis on customer care.
The Democrats shifted the emphasis away from direct taxation.
EMPHASIS + VERB
In recent years, the emphasis has moved away from punishing drug addicts towards helping them.
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.’
His slight emphasis on the word ‘Lady’ was definitely mocking.
VERB + EMPHASIS
She repeated the question with emphasis.
| ~ on
Put the emphasis on the second syllable.
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