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Definitions and Synonyms of accentuate | Another word for accentuate | What is accentuate?

Definition 1: to stress, single out as important - [verb of communication]

Samples where accentuate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for accentuate in the sense of this definition

(accentuate is a kind of ...) give expression to

"She showed her disappointment"

(... is a kind of accentuate ) understate the importance or quality of

"he played down his royal ancestry"

(... is a kind of accentuate ) direct attention to, as if by means of contrast

"This dress accentuates your nice figure!" "I set off these words by brackets"

(... is a kind of accentuate ) emphasize anew

"The director re-emphasized the need for greater productivity"

(... is a kind of accentuate ) pay special attention to

"The lectures bore down on the political background"

(... is a kind of accentuate ) emphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence

"Speakers topicalize more often than they realize" "The object of the sentence is topicalized in what linguists call `Yiddish Movement'"

(... is a kind of accentuate ) emphasize, especially by identification

"This novel points up the racial problems in England"

(... is a kind of accentuate ) make clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something

"drive home a point or an argument" "I'm trying to drive home these basic ideas"

(... is a kind of accentuate ) give extra weight to (a communication)

"Her gesture emphasized her words"

Definition 2: put stress on; utter with an accent - [verb of communication]

Samples where accentuate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word

Synonyms for accentuate in the sense of this definition

(accentuate is a kind of ...) speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

"She pronounces French words in a funny way" "I cannot say `zip wire'" "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

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