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Examples of accentuate in a Sentence
He likes to wear clothes that accentuate his muscular build.
let's accentuate the saxophones during this piece by having the sax players stand up
Recent Examples of accentuate from the Web
India has suffered from deadly heat waves and widespread droughts, accentuated by rising temperatures.
This allows astronomers to accentuate the photons that have bounced off a disk or a planet.
The semirural character of the town, accentuated by the surrounding rugged terrain, made Chatsworth a popular filming location for westerns.
Meghan Markle opted for simple, pretty makeup for the Royal Wedding, choosing to accentuate her natural beauty and innate sense of elegance for her big day.
From the beginning of his career through the mid 1950s, the Pinson, TN native recorded some of the most traditional-sounding material of the day, accentuated by the steel work of Little Roy Wiggins.
Perhaps all this exposition stems from the good journalist's determination to provide context, but the whole enterprise labors under a heavy burden of explainism, accentuated by the novel's flat, irony-free prose.
Joined by friends like Sasha Lane, Kersey Clemons, and Zoey Deutsch, the actress and budding photographer celebrated the occasion with a series of selfies accentuated by their edgy eye-level looks.
Contending with such a broad spectrum of traits accentuated by Brady’s savvy and accuracy, Eagles defenders will need a big game from their linemen to contain the run and pressure Brady.
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Did You Know?
When you "accentuate" something, you put an "accent" (or emphasis) on it. So it will come as no surprise to learn that etymologists have traced "accentuate" back to "accentus," the Latin word for "accent." "Accentus," in turn, combines the prefix ad- with cantus, meaning "song." Other descendants of "accentus" in English include "accent" itself, as well as "accentual" ("of, relating to, or characterized by accent").
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