Synonyms of 'emphasis'
1 importanceDictionary, attention, weightToo much emphasis is placed on research.
Safety is of paramount importance.
ideas about the social significance of religion
I was glad I had nothing of great moment to do that afternoon.
He came to prominence during the World Cup in Italy.
2 stressDictionary, accent, accentuationThe emphasis is on the first syllable of the word.
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Talk very fast and put an accent on every third word.
She took a step back from the force of his rage.
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Thesaurus for emphasis from the Collins English Thesaurus
Emphasis is special or extra importance that is given to an activity or to a part or aspect of something.