accentuate accentuate  /æk ˈsɛn tʃu eɪt/


  1. (v) to stress, single out as important
  2. (v) put stress on; utter with an accent


  1. The full-bodied Italian red, it explains, will accentuate the heat of the dish rather than tone it down.
  2. He does this by reproducing the artwork on large, full color pages that accentuate the original source rather than try to smooth it out.
  3. A successful visit will require that both sides accentuate the positive and avoid generating an expectation of breakthroughs on points of tension.


  • Michigan State Basketball: Best-Case Scenarios for Projected Starters in 2014

    Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo is known for juggling lineups to accentuate his team's strengths.  That being said, Spartans followers should plan to see a few different starting fives during the 2013-14 season.  As of now, Michigan State's starting lineup could look something like this: Adreian Payne (F/C), Branden Dawson (F), Alex Gauna/Matt Costello (F), Gary Harris (SG) and Keith ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "No one, including Israel, wants to accentuate hardship that already exists in Gaza as a result of the internal conflict," said Mark Regev, Israel's Foreign Ministry spokesman.
    on Jun 18, 2007 By: Mark Regev Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "There is a tendency in Washington to accentuate the differences instead of underscoring common ground," Obama said Tuesday from the White House. "But make no mistake: We are closer than ever before to the reform that the American people...
    on Jul 21, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

  3. "Every team in the league has backs with different qualities. We are going to try our best to try and utilize Warrick, and we are going to also try to accentuate what Earnest did well last year," Gruden said.
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: Jon Gruden Source: USA Today

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