emphasize vs underscore what difference

what is difference between emphasize and underscore

English

Alternative forms

  • emphasise (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK)

Etymology

Latin, from Ancient Greek – see emphasis.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛm.fə.saɪz/

Verb

emphasize (third-person singular simple present emphasizes, present participle emphasizing, simple past and past participle emphasized)

  1. (transitive) To stress, give emphasis or extra weight to (something).
    His two-fingered gesture emphasized what he had told his boss to do with his job.

Synonyms

  • betone
  • highlight
  • stress
  • underscore

Antonyms

  • de-emphasize
  • downplay

Derived terms

  • reemphasize
  • overemphasize
  • underemphasize

Related terms

  • emphasis
  • emphatic

Translations



English

Etymology

From under- +‎ score.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈʌn.də(ɹ)ˌskɔː(ɹ)/

Noun

underscore (plural underscores)

  1. An underline; a line drawn or printed beneath text; the character _.
  2. (music) A piece of background music.

Translations

Verb

underscore (third-person singular simple present underscores, present participle underscoring, simple past and past participle underscored)

  1. To underline; to mark a line beneath text.
    • 2011, Matt Aimonetti, MacRuby: The Definitive Guide: Ruby and Cocoa on OS X (page 14)
      By convention, Rubyists usually underscore their method names.
  2. To emphasize or draw attention to.
    I wish to underscore the importance of proper formatting.

Translations

See also

  • underbar

Typography


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