em‧pha‧size S2 W2 also emphasise British English [transitive]
to say something in a strong way:
The report emphasizes the importance of improving safety standards.
Logan made a speech emphasizing the need for more volunteers.
The Prime Minister emphasized that there are no plans to raise taxes.
to say a word or phrase louder or higher than others to give it more importance
to make something more noticeable:
The dress emphasized the shape of her body.