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
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Example sentences from the Web for accentuating
Often by accentuating her thinness, a woman can make an effect as type, which gives her distinction.Woman as Decoration|Emily Burbank
The rare whirr and explosion of a shell only had the effect of accentuating the intervening peace.Mud and Khaki|Vernon Bartlett
They arise in a dermal keel which is developed in a web fitting and accentuating the undulatory motion of the body.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)|David Starr Jordan
The searchlight still shot steadily, a golden bar of light athwart the darkness and accentuating it by contrast.The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty|Gerald Breckenridge
Old maids have a special talent for accentuating the words and actions which their dislikes suggest to them.The Vicar of Tours|Honore de Balzac