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English

Etymology

From medieval [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] accentuātus, past participle of accentuāre, from accentus.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to accentuate

Third person singular
accentuat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to accentuate (third-person singular simple present accentuat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To pronounce with an accent or vocal stress.
  2. (transitive) To bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize.
    • In Bosnia, the struggle between East and West was even more accentuated. - London Times
  3. (transitive) To mark with a written accent.

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Italian

Adjective

accentuate f.

  1. Feminine plural form of accentuato

Verb

accentuate

  1. Second-person plural present tense of accentuare.
  2. Second-person plural imperative of accentuare.
  3. Feminine plural of accentuato.

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