Tara Pele, Technical Blogger, MCA from New York, New York
Answered Jun 26, 2020
Language can be complex because every region has their own way on how they spell a word that has the same meaning. One example of this is the two words emphasize and emphasize. Both words have the same meaning of highlighting something of importance.
Two words are spelled differently because they are used in two different regions. Emphasize is accepted in the United States, and that format is used there. Emphasize is used in the British region. However, the British region may sometimes use emphasis. The only difference between the two is the letter z and the letter s
It can sometimes be confusing for some people to know if they should use emphasis or emphasize. They are also not sure which one is correct. When it comes to meaning, the two mean the same thing. To emphasize means that you are highlighting the importance or the meaning of something towards a certain project or task.
For example, you would like to emphasize that the target market is those who are 60 years old and above. A campaign should be geared towards that market for it to work.
Emphasize is usually the spelling in British English, and emphasize is the usual spelling in American English. Aside from the spelling, you do not have to worry that they mean different things.