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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
To me, slipping on a pair is kind of like wearing your most comfortable mom jeans—the ones that accentuate your curves and your butt—on the inside.
That ease-of-use is accentuated by the simple controls.
If anything, the dots are deployed to help accentuate and, indeed, define the abstract zones and the representational figures that are set against them.
The goats’ cheese in the tart accentuates the asparagus-like grassy flavors in the wine.
And that type of tendency … just accentuates itself to everybody else on the team.
Now my lesson is accentuate what you were born with.
The swirling stone reliefs of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs venue, inside the Louvre palace, accentuated the clothes’ architectural lines.
Good guy, good player and his departure accentuates the team’s challenges at the wing position.
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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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