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Verb: accentuate  ak'sen-choo,eyt
  1. Single out as important; draw attention to (something)
    "Dr. Jones accentuates exercise in addition to a change in diet";
    - stress, emphasize, emphasise [Brit], punctuate, accent
     
  2. Put stress on; utter with an accent
    "In Farsi, you accentuate the last syllable of each word";
    - stress, accent

Derived forms: accentuated, accentuates, accentuating

Type of: articulate, enounce, enunciate, evince, express, pronounce, say, show, sound out