accentuate

[ak-sen-choo-eyt]
verb (used with object), accentuated, accentuating.
1.
to give emphasis or prominence to.
2.
to mark or pronounce with an accent.

Origin:
1725–35; < Medieval Latin accentuātus intoned (past participle of accentuāre). See accent, -ate1

overaccentuate, verb (used with object), overaccentuated, overaccentuating.
reaccentuate, verb (used with object), reaccentuated, reaccentuating.
unaccentuated, adjective
well-accentuated, adjective

accent, accentuate, assent.
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accentuate (ækˈsɛntʃʊˌeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to stress or emphasize
 
accentu'ation
 
n

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accentuate
1731, from M.L. accentuatus, pp. of accentuare "to accent," from L. accentus (see accent). Originally "to pronounce with an accent;" meaning "emphasize" is recorded from 1865.
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Example sentences
You can accentuate each line with an eyebrow pencil and literally draw anger,
  fear or horror into your face.
Regulators need to counterbalance the cycle, not accentuate it.
Yaged said he will be looking at opportunities in the digital space to
  accentuate storytelling.
Most people mentally accentuate their partners' better qualities.
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