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Từ điển Oxford Advanced Learner 8th
accentuate


ac·cen·tu·ate [accentuate accentuates accentuated accentuating] BrE [əkˈsentʃueɪt] NAmE [əkˈsentʃueɪt] verb ~ sth
to emphasize sth or make it more noticeable
Her short hair accentuated her huge eyes.
The fundamental patterns of inequality have remained and have been accentuated by the war.
Derived Word:accentuation
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
mid 18th cent.: from medieval Latin accentuat- ‘accented’, from the verb accentuare, from accentus ‘tone’ (from ad- ‘to’ + cantus ‘song’), translating Greek prosōidia ‘a song sung to music, intonation’.

Example Bank:
When talks did occur, they tended to accentuate differences between the two groups.

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