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
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.
Both Steve Kerr and Tyronn Lue are considered players’ coaches who accentuate the positive.
My advice is to choose your best asset and accentuate it.
The rapper kept it relatively vague on social media, addressing the number of people involved in the skirmish in one tweet and accentuating the positive in another.
Sabonis has an impressive skill set for a 21-year-old big man, and playing for the Pacers in coach Nate McMillan’s system has accentuated that skill set.
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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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