To accentuate something is to make it more noticeable or to emphasize it. When you accentuate your accent, you make it clear that you are from that region of the world.

  • She accentuated the French in her speech to make it more obvious.

  • The author accentuated the negative aspects of the situation in order to make her point.

Definition of accentuate


to stress, single out as important


accent, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stress


put stress on; utter with an accent


accent, stress

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Example Sentences for accentuate

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    Sweetheart necklines accentuate the bosom.

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    Many of these are intended to accentuate the emotions of the characters.

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    The Park's nightingales accentuate the romantic plots.

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    The caprice contains syncopated accentuated fortissimo.

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    The effect is accentuated by the early morning mist.

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    These necklines accentuate the shoulders and neck of the wearer.

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    They not provide elegance but accentuate the beauty of the room.

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    This situation accentuated the differences in the interior of the community.

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    In Mariology, the question of scriptural basis is more accentuated.

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    Rather, they accentuate the natural form of the chin and cheeks.