Synonyms for accentuate
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : ak-sen-choo-eyt|
|Phonetic Transcription : ækˈsɛn tʃuˌeɪt|
Top 10 synonyms for accentuate
Définition of accentuateOrigin :
- 1731, from Medieval Latin accentuatus, past participle of accentuare "to accent," from Latin accentus (see accent (n.)). Originally "to pronounce with an accent;" meaning "emphasize" is recorded from 1865.
- You've got to accentuate the positiveEliminate the negativeLatch on to the affirmativeDon't mess with Mister In-Between["Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," 1944, music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Johnny Mercer]
- Related: Accentuated; accentuating.
- verb focus attention on
- As a result we accentuate morals in these respects, but not in any others.
- Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
- A method of distinction so cheap that fools employ it to accentuate their incapacity.
- Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
- A sickly smile came into his face, and seemed to accentuate its pallor.
- Extract from : « The Tavern Knight » by Rafael Sabatini
- But this only appeared to accentuate the profound stillness.
- Extract from : « Snow-Bound at Eagle's » by Bret Harte
- The birth of the child only served to accentuate her unimportance in the house.
- Extract from : « Artists' Wives » by Alphonse Daudet
- They are carefully adapted to the body, and accentuate its structure.
- Extract from : « Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific » by Felix Speiser
- They accentuate form, and we remain satisfied with performance.
- Extract from : « The Prairie Mother » by Arthur Stringer
- Even the gloom of the house seemed to accentuate with the years.
- Extract from : « The Californians » by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
- Perhaps it was hardly wise so to accentuate the passion on paper.
- Extract from : « The Book-Collector » by William Carew Hazlitt
- By a defiance of chronology Crowl had them on to-day, and they seemed to accentuate the simile.
- Extract from : « The Big Bow Mystery » by I. Zangwill
Antonyms for accentuate
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