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accent
v. make prominent; stress; emphasize
 
n. mode of pronunciation characteristic of a group of people or region; emphasis placed on a certain syllable in a word; mark on a letter or word showing stress or pitch; emphasis; contrasting element

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Noun
1. distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"
(synonym) speech pattern
(hypernym) pronunciation
(hyponym) drawl
(derivation) stress, accentuate
2. special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of gray with distinctive red accents"
(synonym) emphasis
(hypernym) importance, grandness
(hyponym) stress, focus
(derivation) stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accentuate
3. the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"
(synonym) dialect, idiom
(hypernym) non-standard speech
(hyponym) eye dialect
(derivation) stress, accentuate
(class) euphonious
4. the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
(synonym) stress, emphasis
(hypernym) prosody, inflection
(hyponym) accentuation
(derivation) stress, accentuate
5. a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
(synonym) accent mark
(hypernym) diacritical mark, diacritic
(hyponym) stress mark
(derivation) stress, accentuate
(classification) language, linguistic communication

Verb
1. to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
(synonym) stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accentuate
(hypernym) express, show, evince
(hyponym) background, play down, downplay
(derivation) emphasis
2. put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
(synonym) stress, accentuate
(hypernym) pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say
(derivation) stress, emphasis


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accent
nm. accent, note, twang

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accent (het)
n. (Grammar) stress, emphasis placed on a certain syllable in a word; accent, mode of pronunciation characteristic of a group of people or region


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