Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

To make something more obvious or noticeable - synonyms or related words



to make something more noticeable



to emphasize something or state that it is important



to make something easier to see or notice



to make people pay a lot of attention to someone or something, for example by writing about them in a newspaper

put/throw something into (/sharp/stark) relief

to make something very obvious

throw something open

to make something available for everyone to see or take part in

make a production (out) of something

to make something more difficult, complicated, or noticeable than is necessary


a British spelling of emphasize

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day


to dance a jive

Open Dictionary

troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog