Meaning of ACCENTUATE in English

ACCENTUATE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ik-ˈsen(t)-shə-ˌwāt, ak- ]

transitive verb

( -at·ed ; -at·ing )

Etymology: Medieval Latin accentuatus, past participle of accentuare, from Latin accentus

Date: circa 1731

: accent , emphasize ; also : intensify

accentuate s the feeling of despair

• ac·cen·tu·a·tion ik-ˌsen(t)-shə-ˈwā-shən, (ˌ)ak- noun

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