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Meaning of ACCENTUATE

Pronunciation:  ak'senchoo`eyt

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

ACCENTUATE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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
                                               Times.

3. To mark with the written accent.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accent, belabor, dwell on, emphasize, give emphasis to, harp on, highlight, italicize, overaccentuate, overemphasize, overstress, place emphasis on, point up, punctuate, rub in, spotlight, star, stress, underline, underscore
 

 

 

 

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