accentuate was our Word of the Day on 01/02/2018. Hear the podcast!
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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
The pearl-laden look (which accentuated her growing baby bump) references art of the Virgin Mary.
The Marx rubber ducky The bright-orange bill really accentuates Marx’s signature wild mane of hair and beard.
Such sudden swings between severe drought and intense storms will increase the threat to aging dams and flood-control networks, accentuate the wildfire threat and make management of the state's complex waterworks even more daunting.
Plus, Lovely just collaborated with the couture label Theia on a capsule collection of six new dresses, in sizes 20 to 24, that are curve-accentuating and romantic.
Jason Boatright The Kansas City Star All of which accentuates the fact that two teams built with similar coaching blueprints veered in different directions by season’s end.
Commandment 4: Neutral Shadows Are Your Friend Soft, muted shades accentuate your eyes instead of overpowering them.
In doing so, while their husbands presented a united front on issues like the recent military strike on Syria, Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron subtly accentuated that united front with aesthetics.
Walls that accentuated their large art collection were a must.
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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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