over accentuate

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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