verb (used with object), ac·cen·tu·at·ed, ac·cen·tu·at·ing.
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Origin of accentuate
OTHER WORDS FROM accentuateo·ver·ac·cen·tu·ate, verb (used with object), o·ver·ac·cen·tu·at·ed, o·ver·ac·cen·tu·at·ing.re·ac·cen·tu·ate, verb (used with object), re·ac·cen·tu·at·ed, re·ac·cen·tu·at·ing.un·ac·cen·tu·at·ed, adjectivewell-ac·cen·tu·at·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for accentuate
Her pixie haircut, a few months post-chemo, accentuated her ski-slope nose and flirty smile.
These tales only accentuated the agony she felt whenever she was forced to concentrate her thoughts upon actualities.Joyce of the North Woods|Harriet T. Comstock
There was an air of high breeding about the delicate features which, curiously enough, was accentuated by the unshaven chin.Bat Wing|Sax Rohmer
She listened, drawing in her breath with a little sobbing sound—but that was only the result of accentuated dramatic satisfaction.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet