HyperDic: accentuate

English > 2 senses of the word accentuate:
VERBcommunicationaccentuate, stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accentto stress, single out as important
communicationaccentuate, stress, accentput stress on
accentuate > pronunciation
Soundsaekseh'nchuweyt
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > accentuate: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningTo stress, single out as important.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsstress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent
Narrowerbackground, play down, downplayunderstate the importance or quality of
bear downpay special attention to
bring out, set offdirect attention to, as if by means of contrast
drive home, ram home, press homemake clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something
point upemphasize, especially by identification
re-emphasise, re-emphasizeemphasize anew
topicalizeemphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence
underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasiseGive extra weight to (a communication)
Broaderexpress, show, evinceGive expression / expression to
Spanishacentuar, enfatizar, puntuar, recalcar, remarcar, resaltar, subrayar
Catalanaccentuar, emfasitzar, emfatitzar, recalcar, remarcar
Nounsaccentspecial importance or significance / significance
accentuationthe act of giving special importance or significance to something
English > accentuate: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningput stress on; utter with an accent.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsstress, accent
Broaderpronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, sayspeak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
Spanishacentuar, recalcar, remarcar
Catalanaccentuar, recalcar, remarcar
Nounsaccentthe relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
accentdistinctive manner of oral expression
accenta diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
accentthe usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
accentuationthe use or application of an accent

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