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Definition to emphasize or draw attention to — possibly to emphasize by increasing
  • It's a difficult situation, but she accentuates the positive and does not get overwhelmed.
accentuates = emphasizes
  • The black belt with the white dress accentuated her slim waist.
  • accentuated = emphasizes or draw attention to
  • Damage from tsunamis is accentuated in the town because of the shape of the bay.
  • accentuated = emphasized (increased)
  • She shot the film in black-and-white to accentuate her use of shadows.
  • accentuate = emphasize
  • The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.
    Esther Dyson
  • accentuates = emphasizes
  • She was wearing one of those scrappy tank tops that accentuated her tan, and all I could think was that she was the sexiest woman I'd ever seen.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • accentuated = emphasized or drew attention to
  • She wore a blue gingham dress, rimmed at throat and shoulders with a white edging that accentuated her tan.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • accentuated = emphasized or drew attention to
  • Rule Number One: a pretty, petite girl should accentuate with makeup and good posture.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • accentuate = draw attention
  • Sean was dressed in a plain white T-shirt that accentuated his strong-from-soccer chest and flat-from-good-genes stomach...
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • accentuated = emphasized or drew attention to
  • Instead of the old brown cardigan I'd seen so many times, she was wearing a red V-neck sweater that somehow accentuated the color of her light blue eyes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • accentuated = emphasized or drew attention to
  • All the rest of that world was seemingly smooth, undulating sage, with no ragged lines of canyons to accentuate its wildness.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Grinning accentuated all the new lines in her face.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Now it looked boldly sensual, with an accentuated bow of the full purplish lips.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • The star sapphire cast a rosy light on her, accentuating skin the same deep shade as Ajihad's.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The candlelight accentuated her rouged cheeks and painted mouth.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Dusk had fallen and lights had begun to accentuate the shadows.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • Dark lipstick accentuated her full lips.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • The height of the mound only accentuated his stature as the Regiomontanos stared up at his incoming pitches.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Well, it was wrong in the first place and such things accentuate disaster as a snowball rolls up wet snow.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Blomkvist had assumed that she was not really interested in fashion, but that she tried instead to accentuate her own individuality.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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