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- First attested in 1731.
- (emphasize): First attested in 1865.
- From Medieval Latin accentuātus, past participle of accentuāre, from accentus.
- (Received Pronunciation, US) IPA(key): /əkˈsen.tʃu.eɪt/, /æk.ˈsen.tʃu.ˌeɪt/
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- (transitive) To pronounce with an accent or vocal stress.
- (transitive) To bring out distinctly; to make more noticeable or prominent; to emphasize.
- In Bosnia, the struggle between East and West was even more accentuated. - London Times
- (transitive) To mark with a written accent.
to pronounce with an accent
to bring out distinctly
to mark with a written accent
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