verb (accentuat, ing)
- (transitive) To pronounce with an accent or with accents.
- (transitive) To bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize.
- In Bosnia, the struggle between East and West was even more accentuated. - London Times
- (transitive) To mark with a written accent.
Etymology: From medieval accentuatus, past participle of accentuare, from accentus.
- Dutch: beklemtonen
- German: hervorheben
- Italian: accentuare
- French: accentuer
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