Definition of Accentuate

1. Verb. To stress, single out as important. "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"




2. Verb. Put stress on; utter with an accent. "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
Exact synonyms: Accent, Stress
Generic synonyms: Articulate, Enounce, Enunciate, Pronounce, Say, Sound Out
Derivative terms: Accent, Accent, Accent, Accent, Accent, Accentuation, Stress

Definition of Accentuate

1. v. t. To pronounce with an accent or with accents.

Definition of Accentuate

1. Verb. (context: transitive) To pronounce with an accent or vocal stress. ¹

2. Verb. (context: transitive) To bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize. ¹

3. Verb. (context: transitive) To mark with a written accent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Accentuate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accentuate

accent mark
accent marks
accented
accenting
accentless
accentlessly
accentlessness
accentor
accentors
accents
accentuable
accentual
accentual system
accentuality
accentually
accentuate (current term)
accentuated
accentuates
accentuating
accentuation
accentuations
accentuator
accentuators
accept
accept service
acceptabilities
acceptability
acceptable
acceptable daily intake
acceptable risk

Literary usage of Accentuate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1892)
"... when great streaks and patches of ink) black accentuate the pallor of more sheltered portions. IX. OF course we ought to say more about the character of ..."

2. Criminology by Maurice Parmelee (1918)
"... preponderance of urban over rural criminality—Forces which accentuate urban criminality: the concentration of population increases human desires, ..."

3. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1899)
"... to pseudohypertrophy, which may add greatly to the scapular deformity and accentuate the anterior curve of the lumbar spine when viewed from the side. ..."

4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Fowler notes that accentuate is being used for figurative senses and accent ... Accent has more meanings, mainly technical, but accentuate has more usage. ..."

5. Voice and Song: A Practical Method for the Study of Singing by Joseph Smith (1907)
"... also practise silently until perfectly memorized before audibly voicing them. accentuate carefully in ac- y~ ~ |/ cordance with the time-signature. ..."

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