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lay emphasis on (something)

To put particular emphasis on some topic, issue, or aspect. Our school is aiming to lay emphasis on individual styles of learning, rather than focusing on standardized tests and curriculum. Bring up the difficulties the project has faced, but make sure you lay emphasis on all the success you've had.
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lay emphasis on something

 and lay stress on something
to place emphasis on something; to emphasize something. When you present this explanation, lay emphasis on the matter of personal responsibility. I'm afraid I laid too much stress on the notion of good attendance. If you are really sick, stay home!
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Gallagher (2004) pointed out that schools need gifted students' high test scores to bolster the overall averages, and, with current emphasis on inclusion, if average and below-average students are doing test-taking exercises, then so are the gifted students.
the Han Confucians' belief that a child was undeveloped at birth and the emphasis on education, especially moral education and "fetus education." This emphasis on education paralleled the emphasis on merits that also became the treasured values of Han child prodigy.
The emphasis on maintaining individual physician autonomy denies the growing complexity of health care and resists acknowledging the professional interdependencies that are essential to maximizing patient safety and quality of patient care.
The review articles are useful-many could be assigned as readings in advanced undergraduate or graduate courses--but the coverage of subjects is not especially consistent in emphasis or approach.
Picture the entire concept of learning and teaching as a spectrum: on one end we have the traditional style of learning the content; on the other end the emphasis is on learning the processes of learning--learning how to learn.
In recent years, the strict emphasis on cost, combined with strict end-strength limitations, has led to a reduction of in-house technical expertise and, some believe, if maintained over the longer term, will lead to the possible elimination of NWCF entities.
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The plan lays forth an increased emphasis on leveraging scientific advances to benefit human health and longevity.
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The major points of emphasis for the two defensive players (X1 and X2) in Diags.