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English definition of “accentuate”

accentuate

verb [T]     /əkˈsen.tju.eɪt/
to emphasize a particular feature of something or to make something more noticeable: Her dress was tightly belted, accentuating the slimness of her waist. The new policy only serves to accentuate the inadequacy of provision for the homeless.Stressing and emphasizing accentuation     /əkˌsen.tjuˈeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] Ways of speakingStressing and emphasizing
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