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accent


 
  Troponyms  (hyponyms)  of  verb  accent 
 
  1  of  2  senses  of  accent 
 
  Sense  1 
  stress,  emphasize,  emphasise,  punctuate,  accent,  accentuate 
  =>  background,  play  down 
  =>  bring  out  set  off 
  =>  re-emphasise,  re-emphasize 
  =>  bear  down 
  =>  point  up 
  =>  drive  home,  ram  home,  press  home 
  =>  underscore,  underline,  emphasize,  emphasise 
 
  Troponyms  (hyponyms)  of  verb  accent 
 
  1  of  2  senses  of  accent 
 
  Sense  1 
  stress,  emphasize,  emphasise,  punctuate,  accent,  accentuate 
  =>  background,  play  down 
  =>  wave  off 
  =>  soft-pedal 
  =>  bring  out  set  off 
  =>  pick  up 
  =>  foreground,  highlight,  spotlight,  play  up 
  =>  raise 
  =>  re-emphasise,  re-emphasize 
  =>  bear  down 
  =>  point  up 
  =>  drive  home,  ram  home,  press  home 
  =>  underscore,  underline,  emphasize,  emphasise 
 
  Entailment  of  verb  accent 
 
 
  Synonyms/Hypernyms  (Ordered  by  Frequency)  of  verb  accent 
 
  2  senses  of  accent 
 
  Sense  1 
  stress,  emphasize,  emphasise,  punctuate,  accent,  accentuate 
  =>  express,  show  evince 
 
  Sense  2 
  stress,  accent 
  =>  pronounce,  articulate,  enounce,  sound  out  enunciate,  say 
 
  Familiarity  of  verb  accent 
 
  accent  used  as  a  verb  is  rare  (polysemy  count  =  2) 
 
  Synonyms  (Grouped  by  Similarity  of  Meaning)  of  verb  accent 
 
  Sense  1 
  stress,  emphasize,  emphasise,  punctuate,  accent,  accentuate 
  =>  express,  show  evince 
  -------------- 
 
  Sense  2 
  stress,  accent 
  =>  pronounce,  articulate,  enounce,  sound  out  enunciate,  say 
  -------------- 
 
  Grep  of  noun  accent 
  accent 
  accent  mark 
  accenting 
  accentor 
  accentual  system 
  accentuation 
  acute  accent 
  grave  accent 
  pitch  accent 
  tonic  accent 
  word  accent 
 
  Overview  of  noun  accent 
 
  The  noun  accent  has  5  senses  (first  2  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (5)  accent,  speech  pattern  --  (distinctive  manner  of  oral  expression;  "he  couldn't  suppress  his  contemptuous  accent";  "she  had  a  very  clear  speech  pattern") 
  2.  (1)  emphasis,  accent  --  (special  importance  or  significance;  "the  red  light  gave  the  central  figure  increased  emphasis";  "the  room  was  decorated  in  shades  of  gray  with  distinctive  red  accents") 
  3.  dialect,  idiom,  accent  --  (the  usage  or  vocabulary  that  is  characteristic  of  a  specific  group  of  people;  "the  immigrants  spoke  an  odd  dialect  of  English";  "he  has  a  strong  German  accent") 
  4.  stress,  emphasis,  accent,  accentuation  --  (the  relative  prominence  of  a  syllable  or  musical  note  (especially  with  regard  to  stress  or  pitch);  "he  put  the  stress  on  the  wrong  syllable") 
  5.  accent,  accent  mark  --  (a  diacritical  mark  used  to  indicate  stress  or  (in  some  languages)  placed  above  a  vowel  to  indicate  a  special  pronunciation) 
 
  Overview  of  verb  accent 
 
  The  verb  accent  has  2  senses  (no  senses  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  stress,  emphasize,  emphasise,  punctuate,  accent,  accentuate  --  (to  stress,  single  out  as  important:  "Dr.  Jones  emphasizes  exercise  in  addition  to  a  change  in  diet.") 
  2.  stress,  accent  --  (put  stress  on  utter  with  an  accent) 
 
  Grep  of  adj  accent 
  accented 
  accentual 
 
  Overview  of  noun  accent 
 
  The  noun  accent  has  5  senses  (first  2  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (5)  accent,  speech  pattern  --  (distinctive  manner  of  oral  expression;  "he  couldn't  suppress  his  contemptuous  accent";  "she  had  a  very  clear  speech  pattern") 
  2.  (1)  emphasis,  accent  --  (special  importance  or  significance;  "the  red  light  gave  the  central  figure  increased  emphasis";  "the  room  was  decorated  in  shades  of  gray  with  distinctive  red  accents") 
  3.  dialect,  idiom,  accent  --  (the  usage  or  vocabulary  that  is  characteristic  of  a  specific  group  of  people;  "the  immigrants  spoke  an  odd  dialect  of  English";  "he  has  a  strong  German  accent") 
  4.  stress,  emphasis,  accent,  accentuation  --  (the  relative  prominence  of  a  syllable  or  musical  note  (especially  with  regard  to  stress  or  pitch);  "he  put  the  stress  on  the  wrong  syllable") 
  5.  accent,  accent  mark  --  (a  diacritical  mark  used  to  indicate  stress  or  (in  some  languages)  placed  above  a  vowel  to  indicate  a  special  pronunciation) 
 
  Overview  of  verb  accent 
 
  The  verb  accent  has  2  senses  (no  senses  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  stress,  emphasize,  emphasise,  punctuate,  accent,  accentuate  --  (to  stress,  single  out  as  important:  "Dr.  Jones  emphasizes  exercise  in  addition  to  a  change  in  diet.") 
  2.  stress,  accent  --  (put  stress  on  utter  with  an  accent) 



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