- Make more noticeable or prominent: his jacket unfortunately accentuated his paunchMore example sentences
- You can't argue with Sky, ITV and, previously, the BBC for accentuating its positives out of all proportion.
- They have shown impressive skill in affirming and accentuating the positives of even the most adverse of circumstances.
- Instead of focusing on the length of your cut, concentrate on accentuating your best feature.
mid 18th century: from medieval Latin accentuat- 'accented', from the verb accentuare, from accentus 'tone' (see accent).