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accentuate

Synonyms of accentuate in English:

verb

  • 1 the simple outfit accentuated her long legs
    focus attention on, bring/call/draw attention to, point up, underline, underscore, accent, highlight, spotlight, foreground, feature, give prominence to, make more prominent, make more noticeable, play up, bring to the fore, heighten, stress, emphasize, put/lay emphasis on
    [Antonyms] mask, divert attention from
  • 2 that characteristic thump which accentuates the first beat of the bar
    emphasize, stress, put/lay/place the stress on, put/lay/place the emphasis on, give emphasis to, put the force on, accent
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