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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: , past participle of accentuare, from Latin accentus; ACCENT1

accentuate

verb
     
ac‧cen‧tu‧ate [transitive]
to make something more noticeable:
The photograph seemed to accentuate his large nose.
accentuation noun [uncountable and countable]

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