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English verb: accentuate

1. accentuate (communication) to stress, single out as important

SamplesDr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet.

Synonymsaccent, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stress

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)evince, express, show

Narrower (hyponym)background, bear down, bring out, downplay, drive home, emphasise, emphasize, play down, point up, press home, ram home, re-emphasise, re-emphasize, set off, topicalize, underline, underscore

2. accentuate (communication) put stress on; utter with an accent

SamplesIn Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word.

Synonymsaccent, stress

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out

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