Synonyms for accentuates

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ak-sen-choo-eyt
Phonetic Transcription : ækˈsɛn tʃuˌeɪt

Top 10 synonyms for accentuates Other synonyms for the word accentuates

Définition of accentuates

Origin :
  • 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
Example sentences :
  • The dissimilarity of the plays only accentuates the likeness of the two protagonists.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • On the contrary, it accentuates the differences between men.
  • Extract from : « Parenthood and Race Culture » by Caleb Williams Saleeby
  • Far from veiling it or apologizing for it, Paul accentuates this offence.
  • Extract from : « The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians » by G. G. Findlay
  • But it is mainly "business," perhaps, that accentuates our individualism.
  • Extract from : « The Oxford Book of American Essays » by Various
  • The knowledge that accentuates personality is verily a hindrance.
  • Extract from : « Letters from a Sf Teacher » by Shaikh Sharfuddn Maner
  • Woman's liberty also accentuates the dimorphism but by another process.
  • Extract from : « The Natural Philosophy of Love » by Remy de Gourmont
  • By constricting187 the waist it accentuates the salience of the bosom and hips.
  • Extract from : « Woman and Womanhood » by C. W. Saleeby
  • The stuffing does not disguise, nor seek to disguise; it accentuates.
  • Extract from : « The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft » by George Gissing
  • Still he accentuates the fact that "their improvement is astonishing."
  • Extract from : « American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 5, May, 1889 » by Various
  • This accentuates the importance of having one's teeth plainly marked with one's name and address.
  • Extract from : « Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, January 28, 1914 » by Various

Antonyms for accentuates

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