Definition of accentuate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

accentuate

 verb
verb
NAmE//əkˈsɛntʃuˌeɪt//
 
accentuate somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they accentuate
 
he / she / it accentuates
 
past simple accentuated
 
-ing form accentuating
 
 
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to emphasize something or make it more noticeable Her short hair accentuated her huge eyes. The fundamental patterns of inequality have remained and have been accentuated by the war.
accentuation
 
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NAmE//əkˌsɛntʃuˈeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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