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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
Wheatley's athletics profile is accentuated by Jackie's 1960s and 1970s teams that dominated the Prairie View Interscholastic League and later the University Interscholastic League.
For her reign, Queen Julia wore a white silk gown, designed by Royal Design House, that was accentuated by a swooping V pattern down center front which was fully beaded with seed and bugle beads, pearls, and Swarovski rhinestone trim.
Pruning is a way to maintain size and accentuate its ornamental attributes.
The cheerleaders only accentuated the unfortunate side, and that went out to the whole world, but there were also leaders meeting, which was an improvement.
The move will accentuate what was already a fairly pronounced scenario: With Wang’s peers—Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Altuzarra, et al—decamped for Paris, the middle has fallen out of NYFW.
The temperature accentuates their smooth surface and, like the slivers of cucumber, makes the small zap of chile oil call out more clearly.
The 250 works, spanning 1850 to the present, accentuate female interiority and perception.
Plante shows how the pendulum has swung, so that maternity clothes accentuate and celebrate what pop culture has named the baby bump.
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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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