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accentuate (third-person singular simple present accentuates, present participle accentuating, simple 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. - London Times
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 5, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      These were business hours, and a feeling of loneliness crept over him, perhaps germinated by his sight of the illustrated papers, and accentuated by an attempted perusal of them.
  3. (transitive) To mark with a written accent.

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