Definitions for accentuateækˈsɛn tʃuˌeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•cen•tu•ateækˈsɛn tʃuˌeɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. to give emphasis or prominence to.

  2. to mark or pronounce with an accent.

    Category: Phonetics

Origin of accentuate:

1725–35; < ML accentuātus, ptp. of accentuāre, der. of L accentus accent

ac•cen′tu•a`tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate(verb)

    to stress, single out as important

    "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"

  2. stress, accent, accentuate(verb)

    put stress on; utter with an accent

    "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"

Wiktionary

  1. accentuate(Verb)

    To pronounce with an accent or vocal stress.

  2. accentuate(Verb)

    To bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize.

  3. accentuate(Verb)

    To mark with a written accent.

  4. Origin: * First attested in 1731.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accentuate(verb)

    to pronounce with an accent or with accents

  2. Accentuate(verb)

    to bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize

  3. Accentuate(verb)

    to mark with the written accent

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