区别辨析emphasis与stress

emphasis与stress这两个名词均可表示“强调”之意。

emphasis : 指尽力突出的重要性或重点。

  • I think we should put as much emphasis on preventing disease as we do on curing it.
    我认为我们应该像重视治疗一样重视疾病的预防。
  • Schools here put/place/lay great emphasis on written work and grammar.
    这里的学校特别重视写作和语法。

stress : 常可与emphasis换用,但侧重指迫不及待地强调或坚持。

  • During his speech, he laid particular stress on the freedom of the press.
    他在讲话中特别强调了新闻自由。
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