October 26, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
accentuate /ækˈsɛntʃəˌweɪt/ verb
accentuate
/ækˈsɛntʃəˌweɪt/
verb

accentuates; accentuated; accentuating

The makeup accentuates the clown's features.
The makeup accentuates the clown's features.
Learner's definition of ACCENTUATE

[+ object]

: to make (something) more noticeable

  • He likes to wear clothes that accentuate his muscular build.

  • We felt that the article accentuated [=emphasized] the positive aspects of the program.

— accentuation /ɪkˌsɛntʃəˈweɪʃən/ noun [noncount]

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