Example Sentences

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.

Definitions

verb

to stress, single out as important

Synonyms: emphasise, emphasize, accentuate, punctuate, stress

verb

to put stress on

Synonyms: stress, accentuate

noun

the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

Synonyms: idiom

noun

distinctive manner of oral expression

Synonyms: speech pattern

noun

the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)

Synonyms: emphasis

noun

a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation

Synonyms: accent mark

noun

special importance or significance

Synonyms: emphasis

Other words

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