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3 definitions found
 for accentuate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize.
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              In Bosnia, the struggle between East and West was
              even more accentuated.                --London
                                                    Times.
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     3. To mark with the written accent.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  accentuate
      v 1: to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes
           exercise in addition to a change in diet" [syn: stress,
           emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent,
           accentuate]
      2: put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent
         the last syllable of each word" [syn: stress, accent,
         accentuate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "accentuate":
     accent, belabor, dwell on, emphasize, give emphasis to, harp on,
     highlight, italicize, overaccentuate, overemphasize, overstress,
     place emphasis on, point up, punctuate, rub in, spotlight, star,
     stress, underline, underscore
  
  

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