What does accentuate mean?

accentuate meaning in General Dictionary

To pronounce with an accent or with accents

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  • to worry, pick out as essential
  • put anxiety on; complete with an accent
  • To pronounce with an accent or with accents.
  • to create out distinctly; to make prominent; to stress.
  • To mark because of the written accent.

accentuate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1731, from Medieval Latin accentuatus, past participle of accentuare "to accent," from Latin accentus (see accent (n.)). Initially "to pronounce with an accent;" meaning "emphasize" is taped from 1865. You need to highlight the positive Eradicate the unfavorable Latch to the affirmative Don't wreak havoc on Mister In-Between ["Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the good," 1944, music by Harold Arlen, words by Johnny Mercer] Related: Accentuated; accentuating.


accentuate meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To pronounce with an accent or with accents.

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  • (v. t.) To carry away distinctly; to create prominent; to stress.
  • (v. t.) To mark utilizing the written accent.

Sentence Examples with the word accentuate

It tended also to accentuate Schristipread of the enmity to the Franks of the heathen Frisians and amity.

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