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ACCENTUATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does accentuate mean? 

ACCENTUATE (verb)
  The verb ACCENTUATE has 2 senses:

1. to stress, single out as important
2. put stress on; utter with an accent

  Familiarity information: ACCENTUATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACCENTUATE (verb)


Sense 1accentuate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To stress, single out as important

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

accent; accentuate; emphasize; stress; emphasise; punctuate

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "accentuate" is one way to...):

evince; express; show (give expression to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "accentuate"):

background; downplay; play down (understate the importance or quality of)

bring out; set off (direct attention to, as if by means of contrast)

re-emphasise; re-emphasize (emphasize anew)

bear down (pay special attention to)

topicalize (emphasize by putting have stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence)

point up (emphasize, especially by identification)

drive home; press home; ram home (make clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something)

emphasise; emphasize; underline; underscore (give extra weight to (a communication))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2accentuate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put stress on; utter with an accent

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

accent; accentuate; stress

Context example:

In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word

Hypernyms (to "accentuate" is one way to...):

articulate; enounce; enunciate; pronounce; say; sound out (speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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