accentuate
Pronunciation
  • (RP, America) IPA: /əkˈsen.tʃu.eɪt/, /æk.ˈsen.tʃu.ˌeɪt/
Verb

accentuate (accentuates, present participle accentuating; past and past participle accentuated)

  1. (transitive) To pronounce with an accent or vocal stress.
  2. (transitive) To bring out distinctly; to make more noticeable or prominent; to emphasize.
    • In Bosnia, the struggle between East and West was even more accentuated.
  3. (transitive) To mark with a written accent.
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