underscores, underscoring, underscored
1) VERB If something such as an action or an event underscores another, it draws attention to the other thing and emphasizes its importance. [mainly AM]

[V n] The Labor Department figures underscore the shaky state of the economic recovery...

[V wh] The rash of accidental shootings underscores how difficult it will be to restore order here. [Also V that, V the fact that]

(in BRIT, usually use underline)
2) VERB If you underscore something such as a word or a sentence, you draw a line underneath it in order to make people notice it or give it extra importance. [mainly AM]

[V n] He heavily underscored his note to Shelley.

(in BRIT, usually use underline)

English dictionary. 2008.

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