Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

underscore (something)

underscoreunderscore something
Meaning(s)
1) emphasize or underline something
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • underscore the need/value of something
  • Analysis
    To 'underscore' something means to draw a line under something for emphasis or to highlight the importance of something. An underscore is also this character on a keyboard: '_ 'and is often used in email addresses. This expression has a similar meaning to 'underline' as in 'to emphasise'.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The large crowd and television cameras really underscored the importance of the occasion.
    2. The fact that my car broke down on my way to work this morning underscores my urgent need to get a new one
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. I underscored certain parts of the report to draw my staff's attention to them.
    2. Our latest sales results underscore the value of a well-thought-out marketing campaign.
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