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
As played by an outstanding Colleen Madden, Billie flaunts her body, accentuated by a trademark hip check as well as her eye-catching and form-fitting wardrobe (spot-on period costuming by Fabio Toblini).
Perfected skin, strong brows, smoky eyes that worked to accentuate her eye shape with just a bit of shimmer and smoke, and of course, a glossy lip.
In contrast to a number of their preconvention debates, Republicans mostly pulled their punches and sought to accentuate their economic credentials.
Though the two are reportedly expecting their first child later this year, the dress didn’t do much to accentuate any potential baby bump.
Be sure to blend upward to help accentuate your cheekbones.
The designers and Realtors — polished and armed with endless advice on what to hide and accentuate — facilitate in making the dreams of home equate with personal success.
Once again, the extremely compressed distance in these images both illuminates the rate at which our planet twirls and accentuates the size of Earth’s lunar friend.
To accentuate and define your jaw, elongate your body and neck by imagining you’re being pulled up by a string attached to the top of your head.
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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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