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To emphasize what you are saying - synonyms or related words

emphasize

verb

to say a phrase, word, or part of a word with extra loudness so that people give special attention to it

stress

verb

to emphasize something such as an idea, fact, or detail

highlight

verb

to describe something in a way that makes people notice it and think about it

underline

verb

to emphasize something or state that it is important

accent

verb

to emphasize a word, sound, or feature

underscore

verb

to emphasize something, or to show that it is important

accentuate

verb

to emphasize something, or to make it more noticeable

point up

to emphasize something

reiterate

verb

formal to repeat something in order to emphasize it or make it very clear to people

lay emphasis/stress on something

to emphasize the importance of something

BuzzWord

mic drop

the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it

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Open Dictionary

rhythmus

moving with rhythm, together as one

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