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English definition of “accentuate”

accentuate

verb [T] uk   /əkˈsen.tju.eɪt/ us  
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.
accentuation
noun [U] uk   /əkˌsen.tjuˈeɪ.ʃən/ us  
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