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


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"


  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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