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ac·cen·tu·ate

 (ăk-sĕn′cho͞o-āt′)
tr.v. ac·cen·tu·at·ed, ac·cen·tu·at·ing, ac·cen·tu·ates
1. To stress or emphasize; intensify: "land-reform plans that accentuated the already chaotic pattern of landholding" (James Fallows).
2. To pronounce with a stress or accent.
3. To mark with an accent.

[Medieval Latin accentuāre, accentuāt-, from Latin accentus, accent; see accent.]

ac·cen′tu·a′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accentuation - the use or application of an accentaccentuation - the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
stress, accent, emphasis - the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
2.accentuation - the act of giving special importance or significance to somethingaccentuation - the act of giving special importance or significance to something
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

accentuation

noun
Special weight placed upon something considered important:
Translations

accentuation

[ækˌsentjʊˈeɪʃən] Nacentuación f

accentuation

nBetonung f; (in speaking, Mus) → Akzentuierung f

accentuation

[ækˌsɛntjuːˈeɪʃn] naccentuazione f
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