Definitions for accentuateækˈsɛn tʃuˌeɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ac•cen•tu•ateækˈsɛn tʃuˌeɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.
to give emphasis or prominence to.
to mark or pronounce with an accent.
Origin of accentuate:
1725–35; < ML accentuātus, ptp. of accentuāre, der. of L accentus accent
stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate(verb)
to stress, single out as important
"Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
stress, accent, accentuate(verb)
put stress on; utter with an accent
"In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
To pronounce with an accent or vocal stress.
To bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize.
To mark with a written accent.
Origin: * First attested in 1731.
to pronounce with an accent or with accents
to bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize
to mark with the written accent