Definition of Accentuate in English :

Define Accentuate in English

Accentuate meaning in English

Meaning of Accentuate in English

Pronunciation of Accentuate in English

Accentuate pronunciation in English

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1. accent, accentuate, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stress

to stress, single out as important

Example Sentences:
'Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet'

2. accent, accentuate, stress

put stress on; utter with an accent

Example Sentences:
'In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of accentuate
to stress or emphasize

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verb transitiveWord forms: acˈcentuˌated or acˈcentuˌating
to pronounce or mark with an accent or stress
to emphasize; heighten the effect of

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tr.v. ac·cen·tu·at·ed, ac·cen·tu·at·ing, ac·cen·tu·ates
1. To stress or emphasize; intensify: "land-reform plans that accentuated the already chaotic pattern of landholding" (James Fallows).
2. To pronounce with a stress or accent.
3. To mark with an accent.

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