underline meaning, underline definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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underline

  

      vb   tr  
1    to put a line under  
2    to state forcibly; emphasize or reinforce  
      n  
3    a line underneath, esp. under written matter  
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underline

  
1    italicize, mark, rule a line under, underscore  
2    accentuate, bring home, call or draw attention to, emphasize, give emphasis to, highlight, point up, stress  
  
Antonyms     
  
2    gloss over, make light of, minimize, play down, soft-pedal     (informal)   underrate  

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