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accentuate

[ ak-sen-choo-eyt ]
/ 忙k藞s蓻n t蕛u藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ac路cen路tu路at路ed, ac路cen路tu路at路ing.
to give emphasis or prominence to.
to mark or pronounce with anaccent.
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Origin of accentuate

1725鈥35; <Medieval Latin accentu膩tus intoned (past participle of accentu膩re). See accent, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM accentuate

o路ver路ac路cen路tu路ate, verb (used with object), o路ver路ac路cen路tu路at路ed, o路ver路ac路cen路tu路at路ing.re路ac路cen路tu路ate, verb (used with object), re路ac路cen路tu路at路ed, re路ac路cen路tu路at路ing.un路ac路cen路tu路at路ed, adjectivewell-ac路cen路tu路at路ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH accentuate

accent, accentuate , assent
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British Dictionary definitions for accentuate

accentuate
/ (忙k藞s蓻nt蕛蕣藢e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to stress or emphasize

Derived forms of accentuate

accentuation, noun
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