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"accentuate" in British English

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accentuateverb [T]

uk   us   /əkˈsen.tju.eɪt/
to ​emphasize a ​particularfeature of something or to make something more ​noticeable: Her ​dress was ​tightlybelted, accentuating the ​slimness of her ​waist. The new ​policy only ​serves to accentuate the ​inadequacy of ​help for the ​homeless.
accentuation
noun [U] uk   us   /əkˌsen.tjuˈeɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of accentuate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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accentuateverb [T]

 us   /ɪkˈsen·tʃuˌeɪt, æk-/
to ​emphasize a ​particularfeature of something or to make something more ​noticeable: The ​shortblackdress accentuated her slenderness.
(Definition of accentuate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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