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
Hoefler said the new version redesigned the modernized entrance to compliment the historic depot and redesigned the reception area to accentuate the view overlooking the Depot Pond.
In describing their company's devolution today, the brothers accentuate the positive.
The advent of driverless cars will accentuate this.
Pat Shurmur, Keenum’s offensive coordinator in Minnesota last year, was finally able to put a practical spin on an offense that accentuated Keenum’s best attributes.
The Dancing with the Stars pro, 41, was spotted shopping in West Hollywood on Friday while wearing a form-fitting dress that accentuated her growing curves.
To accentuate their Hollywood history, Tony asked brothers Stephen and David Rippy to compose elaborate music that would tell a story.
To accentuate your eyes while looking more bushy-tailed, go for two quick swipes of nude liner on your waterlines.
In past editions of the CDF, China accentuated its professionalism.
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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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