hacer hincapié

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hacer hincapié(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to emphasize
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Quiero hacer hincapié en lo agradecido que estoy con cada uno de ustedes.I want to emphasize how grateful I am with each of you.
b. to emphasise (United Kingdom)
El primer ministro hizo hincapié en la importancia de la inmigración.The prime minister emphasised the importance of immigration.
c. to stress
La profesora hizo hincapié en que debíamos evitar el plagio en nuestros ensayos.The professor stressed that we should avoid plagiarism in our essays.
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