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Definition of accent verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

accent

 verb
verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they accent
BrE BrE//ækˈsent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ækˈsent//
 
he / she / it accents
BrE BrE//ækˈsents//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ækˈsents//
 
past simple accented
BrE BrE//ækˈsentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ækˈsentɪd//
 
past participle accented
BrE BrE//ækˈsentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ækˈsentɪd//
 
-ing form accenting
BrE BrE//ækˈsentɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ækˈsentɪŋ//
 
 
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BrE BrE//ækˈsent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ækˈsent//
 
accent something to emphasize a part of something The women accent their eyes with make-up.
Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘intonation’): from Latin accentus ‘tone, signal, or intensity’ (from ad- ‘to’ + cantus ‘song’), translating Greek prosōidia ‘a song sung to music, intonation’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: accent