To pronounce with an accent or with accents
- 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.
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.
(v. t.) To pronounce with an accent or with accents.
- (v. t.) To carry away distinctly; to create prominent; to stress.
- (v. t.) To mark utilizing the written accent.
It tended also to accentuate Schristipread of the enmity to the Franks of the heathen Frisians and amity.