Complete Definition of "accentuate"

English

Etymology
From medieval L. accentuatus, past participle of accentuare, from accentus.

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-accentuate.ogg|Audio (US)
a|US IPA|/ÉkËsen.tÊu.eɪt/

Verb
en-verb|accentuat|ing

  1. transitive To pronounce with an accent or with accents.
  2. transitive To bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize.

#* In Bosnia, the struggle between East and West was even more accentuated. - London Times

  1. transitive To mark with a written accent.

Related terms
accentuation

Translations
trans-top|to pronounce with an accent
Dutch: beklemtonen, accentueren
German: akzentuieren
Italian: accentuare
trans-mid
Norwegian: aksentuere, betone
Portuguese: acentuar
trans-bottom

trans-top|to bring out distinctly
Dutch: benadrukken, beklemtonen
French: accentuer
Italian: accentuare
trans-mid
Norwegian: aksentuere, betone, framheve
Portuguese: acentuar
trans-bottom

trans-top|to mark with the written accent
Dutch: beklemtonen
French: accentuer
German: hervorheben
trans-mid
Portuguese: acentuar
trans-bottom

Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Interlingua: accentuar
ttbc|Spanish: acentuar


Italian

Verb form
accentuate

  1. second person plural present tense of accentuare
  2. second person plural imperative of accentuare

Category:Italian verb forms

ar:accentuate
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fr:accentuate
gl:accentuate
io:accentuate
it:accentuate
pl:accentuate
ru:accentuate
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te:accentuate
vi:accentuate

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