accentuate


accentuate

verb

Definition of ACCENTUATE

1
to indicate the importance of by centering attention on <let's accentuate the saxophones during this piece by having the sax players stand up>
2
to make markedly greater in measure or degree <the foul weather merely accentuated my feelings of depression>
Antonyms abate, moderate
3
to make more apparent <unfortunately, the new bedspread just accentuates the dinginess of the curtains behind the bed>
Antonyms de-emphasize

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up accentuate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).