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accent

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of accent

  1. a special notice or importance given to something <although we dutifully carried binoculars on our bird walk, the accent was on recognizing avifauna by their song> Synonyms emphasis, accentuation, stress, underscoring, weightRelated Words attention, concentration, focus, spotlight; consequence, import, moment, note, significance, value, worth; precedence, primacy, priority, top billing; consideration, heed, regardNear Antonyms minimization, underemphasis; disregard, indifferenceAntonyms de-emphasis




accent

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of accent

  1. to indicate the importance of by centering attention on <the town's promotional literature accents its vital role in American history> Synonyms emphasize, accentuate, feature, foreground, highlight, illuminate, play up, point (up), press, punctuate, stressRelated Words focus, identify, pinpoint, spotlight; advertise, boost, plug, promote, publicize; overplayNear Antonyms tone (down), underemphasize, understate; belittle, discount, disparage, minimizeAntonyms de-emphasize, play down





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