Synonyms for accentuating

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

Top 10 synonyms for accentuating Other synonyms for the word accentuating

Définition of accentuating

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 :
  • Now it rose, now it fell, accentuating the silence dense about it.
  • Extract from : « The Speaker, No. 5: Volume II, Issue 1 » by Various
  • “And nothing to you,” said Burchill, accentuating his habitual drawl.
  • Extract from : « The Herapath Property » by J. S. Fletcher
  • I therefore played from c to e, accentuating e in particular.
  • Extract from : « Lola » by Henny Kindermann
  • Figures 178 and 179 show a better form of enrichment by accentuating the outline.
  • Extract from : « Industrial Arts Design » by William H. Varnum
  • I had half a mind to undeceive him, but he might have imagined I was accentuating my points.
  • Extract from : « Love's Usuries » by Louis Creswicke
  • The maker had doubtless no thought of accentuating the feminine figure.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) » by Anatole France
  • The searchlight still shot steadily, a golden bar of light athwart the darkness and accentuating it by contrast.
  • Extract from : « The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty » by Gerald Breckenridge
  • "And I—I was ignorant," exclaimed M. de Rnal, growing as angry as before and accentuating his words.
  • Extract from : « The Red and the Black » by Stendhal
  • Princess Dolgoruki had made a similar request, and by accentuating his danger they both only succeeded in challenging his courage.
  • Extract from : « The White Terror and The Red » by Abraham Cahan
  • Often by accentuating her thinness, a woman can make an effect as type, which gives her distinction.
  • Extract from : « Woman as Decoration » by Emily Burbank

Antonyms for accentuating

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