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Definition of "underscore" []

  • To underline. (verb-transitive)
  • To emphasize; stress. (verb-transitive)
  • A line drawn under writing to indicate emphasis or italic type. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "underscore" in a sentence
  • "In concept, Conservatism prefers to keep things as they were, more middle-grounded, The origins of the term underscore in reaction to change."
  • "One thing these considerations underscore is the vital importance of state and local fiscal aid as probably the primary federal recession-fighting policy."
  • "The point I am trying to underscore is simply this: futures and options activity is now a central tool of risk management and an integral adjunct of every major financial institution the world over."