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accentuate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accentuate  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accentuate 
  v  1:  to  stress,  single  out  as  important:  "Dr.  Jones  emphasizes 
  exercise  in  addition  to  a  change  in  diet."  [syn:  {stress}, 
  {emphasize},  {punctuate},  {accent}] 
  2:  direct  attention  to  as  if  by  means  of  contrast;  "This  dress 
  accentuates  your  nice  figure!"  "I  set  off  these  words  by 
  brackets"  [syn:  {emphasize},  {stress},  {bring  out},  {set 
  off},  {accent}]  [ant:  {deemphasize}] 




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