1. accentuate

verb. ['ækˈsɛntʃuːeɪt'] to stress, single out as important.


  • background
  • accent
  • express
  • downplay
  • show
  • re-emphasize
  • ram home
  • set off
  • point up
  • emphasize
  • bring out
  • underline
  • press home
  • drive home
  • punctuate
  • underscore
  • bear down
  • stress
  • re-emphasise
  • evince
  • play down
  • emphasise


  • foreground
  • negate
  • disprove
  • affirm

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Rhymes with Accentuate

  • insinuate

How do you pronounce accentuate?

Pronounce accentuate as ækˈsɛnʧueɪt.

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Sentences with accentuate

1. Verb, base form
Lights on the tree can create a warm glow and accentuate the beauty of the ornaments on the tree.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
0:18 accentuate you figure you only want to

3. Noun, singular or mass
Wood built-ins accentuate square shapes.

Quotes about accentuate

1. I just felt it was my job to show that there is no easy way to success, and that anyone who gets even just one Top 40 hit deserves their moment in the sun. I accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. That is the timeless thing.
- Casey Kasem

2. accentuate

verb. ['ækˈsɛntʃuːeɪt'] put stress on; utter with an accent.


  • pronounce
  • articulate
  • accent
  • enunciate
  • enounce
  • say
  • sound out


  • local
  • slow
  • overstate
  • hide