I made sure to accent the importance of that last issue.
The speaker accented the word for emphasis.
Their couldn't suppress their contempt in their accent.
to stress, single out as important
to put stress on
the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
distinctive manner of oral expression
Synonyms: speech pattern
the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
Synonyms: accent mark
special importance or significance