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English noun: underline

1. underline (communication) a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)


Broader (hypernym)stroke

English verb: underline

1. underline (communication) give extra weight to (a communication)

SamplesHer gesture emphasized her words.

Synonymsemphasise, emphasize, underscore

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)accent, accentuate, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stress

2. underline (communication) draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mark

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