What does accentuate mean?

Definitions for accentuate
ækˈsɛn tʃuˌeɪtac·cen·tu·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuateverb

    to stress, single out as important

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

  2. stress, accent, accentuateverb

    put stress on; utter with an accent

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

Wiktionary

  1. accentuateverb

    To pronounce with an accent or vocal stress.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1731.

  2. accentuateverb

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1731.

  3. accentuateverb

    To mark with a written accent.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1731.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accentuateverb

    to pronounce with an accent or with accents

    Etymology: [LL. accentuatus, p. p. of accentuare, fr. L. accentus: cf. F. accentuer.]

  2. Accentuateverb

    to bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize

    Etymology: [LL. accentuatus, p. p. of accentuare, fr. L. accentus: cf. F. accentuer.]

  3. Accentuateverb

    to mark with the written accent

    Etymology: [LL. accentuatus, p. p. of accentuare, fr. L. accentus: cf. F. accentuer.]

Editors Contribution

  1. accentuate

    reading between the lines

    He forgot to read between the lines and missed out on what what has been accentuated

    Submitted by Lighthouse21 on March 18, 2018  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accentuate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accentuate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of accentuate in a Sentence

  1. G.H. Hardy:

    ...a science is said to be useful if its development tends to accentuate the existing inequalities in the destribution of wealth, or more directly promotes the destruction of human life.

  2. Mary Alvord:

    On the other hand, kids and teens, say with temporary acne, might welcome a touched up picture that does n’t accentuate what they look like that particular day – for all the upcoming years to remember.

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