Accentuate

All possible synonyms of the word Accentuate as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Stress, accent, accentuate

Definition

  • put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"

Synonyms

  • stress
  • accent
  • accentuate

Hypernyms

  • pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say: speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

Stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate

Definition

  • to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"

Synonyms

  • stress
  • emphasize
  • emphasise
  • punctuate
  • accent
  • accentuate

Hypernyms

  • express, show, evince: give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"

Hyponyms

  • background, play down, downplay: understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry"
  • bring out, set off: direct attention to, as if by means of contrast; "This dress accentuates your nice figure!"; "I set off these words by brackets"
  • re-emphasise, re-emphasize: emphasize anew; "The director re-emphasized the need for greater productivity"
  • bear down: pay special attention to; "The lectures bore down on the political background"
  • topicalize: emphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence; "Speakers topicalize more often than they realize"; "The object of the sentence is topicalized in what linguists call `Yiddish Movement'"
  • point up: emphasize, especially by identification; "This novel points up the racial problems in England"
  • drive home, ram home, press home: make clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something; "drive home a point or an argument"; "I'm trying to drive home these basic ideas"
  • underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasise: give extra weight to (a communication); "Her gesture emphasized her words"

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