Definitions for: Accentuate

[v] put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
[v] to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet."

Webster (1913) Definition: Ac*cen"tu*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accentuated;
p. pr. & vb. n. Accentuating.] [LL. accentuatus, p. p. of
accentuare, fr. L. accentus: cf. F. accentuer.]
1. To pronounce with an accent or with accents.

2. To bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize.

In Bosnia, the struggle between East and West was
even more accentuated. --London

3. To mark with the written accent.

Synonyms: accent, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stress

See Also: articulate, background, bear down, bring out, downplay, drive home, enounce, enunciate, evince, express, play down, point up, press home, pronounce, ram home, re-emphasise, re-emphasize, say, set off, show, sound out, underline, underscore

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