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accentuate

Pronunciation: /əkˈsentʃueɪt; ækˈsentjʊeɪt/

Translation of accentuate in Spanish:

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*
    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.

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