Translation of accentuate in Spanish:

accentuate

Pronunciation: /əkˈsentʃueɪt; ækˈsentjʊeɪt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [difference] hacer* resaltar; [fact/necessity] subrayar, recalcar*; [eyes/features] realzar*, hacer* resaltar this only accentuates the problem esto solo agudiza el problema 1.2 [syllable/word] acentuar*
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    • 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.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.