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[v] put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
[v] to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet."


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\Ac*cen"tu*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accentuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accentuating}.] [LL. accentuatus, p. p. of accentuare, fr. L. accentus: cf. F. accentuer.]
1. To pronounce with an accent or with accents.
2. To bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize. In Bosnia, the struggle between East and West was even more accentuated. --London Times.
3. To mark with the written accent.

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