What does the word emphasize mean?

Usage examples for emphasize

  1. I shall produce three of them here in order to emphasize that precious thing which George Sand loved to impart, and which she had the gift of imparting, namely, joy, the spontaneous joyousness of her own nature. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  2. The elder never neglected an opportunity to emphasize Linda's selfishness or make her personality seem ridiculous. – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  3. A peculiarity of the north is that the sounds seem only to emphasize the silence and loneliness. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck