acentuar

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

acentuar (first-person singular present indicative acentuo, past participle acentuado)

  1. to accentuate, emphasize, distinguish, elevate

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin accentuare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /aθenˈtwaɾ/, [aθẽn̪ˈt̪waɾ]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /asenˈtwaɾ/, [asẽn̪ˈt̪waɾ]

Verb[edit]

acentuar (first-person singular present acentúo, first-person singular preterite acentué, past participle acentuado)

  1. (transitive) to accentuate (to pronounce with vocal stress)
    • 2015, Esther Herrera Zendejas, Tono, acentos y estructuras métricas en lenguas mexicanas., El Colegio de Mexico AC ISBN 9786074628098
      Sin embargo, es muy notorio en esta lengua la reducción de vocales no acentuadas, muchas de las cuales desaparecen por completo, tanto en posición media como en posición final de palabra.
      However, the reduction of unaccentuated vowels in this language is very notorious; many of them disappear completely in the mid-word as well as the word-final position.
  2. (transitive) to accentuate (to mark with a written accent)
    • 2012, Pedro Manuel Jiménez de Urrea, Cancionero, Universidad de Zaragoza ISBN 9788415538059
      Acentuamos la forma tónica del pronombre nós para distinguirla de la forma átona []
      We accentuate the tonic form of the pronoun nós to distinguish it from the atonic form []
  3. (transitive) to accentuate, to emphasize
    • 1995, Carlos Alberto Torres, La política de la educación no formal en América Latina, Siglo XXI ISBN 9789682319495, page 14
      Pero aún más importante es que la distribución desigual del consumo en las sociedades condicionadas acentúa la importancia de ese símbolo.
      But even more important is that the unequal distribution of consumption in conditioned societies accentuates the importance of that symbol.

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: stressed ú in certain conjugations

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