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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Underline \Un`der*line"\, v. t.
1. To mark a line below, as words; to underscore.
2. To influence secretly. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton.
3. Emphasize or call attention to; highlight; as, Long waits
at the emergency room underline the need for a larger
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)
[syn: underscore, underline]
v 1: give extra weight to (a communication); "Her gesture
emphasized her words" [syn: underscore, underline,
2: draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to [syn:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
104 Moby Thesaurus words for "underline":
accent, accentuate, band, bar, belabor, blaze, blaze a trail,
blemish, blotch, brand, chalk, chalk up, check, check off,
cicatrize, cross-hatching, dapple, dash, define, delimit,
delineation, demarcate, diagonal, discolor, dot, dotted line,
dwell on, emphasize, engrave, feature, fleck, freckle, gash,
give emphasis to, hachure, hairline, harp on, hatch, hatching,
highlight, impress, imprint, italicize, legend, line, lineation,
make a mark, mark, mark off, mark out, mottle, nick, notch,
overaccentuate, overemphasize, overstress, pencil, pepper,
place emphasis on, play up, point, point up, prick, print, punch,
punctuate, puncture, riddle, rub in, scar, scarify, score, scotch,
scratch, seal, seam, slash, speck, speckle, splotch, spot,
spotlight, stain, stamp, star, stigmatize, streak, streaking,
stress, striate, striation, strip, stripe, striping, stroke,
sublineation, tattoo, tick, tick off, trace, underlining,
underscore, underscoring, virgule
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