Accentuate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əkˈsentʃueɪt|  American pronunciation of the word accentuate
Brit.  |əkˈsɛntʃʊeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word accentuate


- to stress, single out as important (syn: accent, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stress)
- put stress on; utter with an accent (syn: accent, stress)


He likes to wear clothes that accentuate his muscular build.

...let's accentuate the saxophones during this piece by having the sax players stand up...

The white dress accentuated her tan.

The problem is accentuated by the severity of economic situation in Africa.

The photograph seemed to accentuate his large nose.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: accentuate
he/she/it: accentuates
present participle: accentuating
past tense: accentuated
past participle: accentuated
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