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accentuate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaccentuateac‧cen‧tu‧ate /əkˈsentʃueɪt/ verb [transitive]  EMPHASIZEto make something more noticeable The photograph seemed to accentuate his large nose.see thesaurus at emphasizeaccentuation /əkˌsentʃuˈeɪʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
accentuateRoasted Three-Seed Bread makes superior toast because then the roasted flavors are accentuated.The separation between the entryway and the living room can be further accentuated by placing a screen near the doorway.The rejection of the newly mobile toddler may be accentuated if another baby is born at this time.In Britain, the choice between state and private schools accentuates the differences between rich and poor.Her mouth was full, and a half-moon of light accentuated the lustrous curve of her lower lip.But the very act of liberals accentuating the positive is what is likely to intrigue political scientists, historians and economists.This will almost always accentuate the rigidity and sometimes is the only manner in which it can be demonstrated.The director uses music to accentuate the rising dramatic tension.
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Verb table
accentuate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyaccentuate
he, she, itaccentuates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyaccentuated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave accentuated
he, she, ithas accentuated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad accentuated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill accentuate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have accentuated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam accentuating
he, she, itis accentuating
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you, we, theyare accentuating
Past
I, he, she, itwas accentuating
you, we, theywere accentuating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been accentuating
he, she, ithas been accentuating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been accentuating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be accentuating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been accentuating
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