Translation of accentuate in Spanish:


hacer resaltar, v.

Pronunciation /əkˈsɛn(t)ʃəˌweɪt/ /ækˈsɛn(t)ʃəˌweɪt/ /əkˈsɛntʃʊeɪt/ /əkˈsɛntjʊeɪt/

See Spanish definition of acentuar

transitive verb

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    (difference) hacer resaltar
    (fact/necessity) subrayar
    (fact/necessity) recalcar
    (eyes/features) realzar
    (eyes/features) hacer resaltar
    this only accentuates the problem esto solo agudiza el problema
    • You can't argue with Sky, ITV and, previously, the BBC for accentuating its positives out of all proportion.
    • They have shown impressive skill in affirming and accentuating the positives of even the most adverse of circumstances.
    • Instead of focusing on the length of your cut, concentrate on accentuating your best feature.
    • His loping gait accentuates his already considerable height, the gangly adolescent now grown up.
    • His shoulders are wide, accentuated by the jacket he is wearing, his neck thick, and his hands huge.
    • Above all, of course, we must accentuate the positive, making the most all that is good in our lovely city and county.
    • Andrews wondered why people don't accentuate the positive rather than dwelling on the negative.
    • Lighting should accentuate the architectural features of a room.
    • Rather than dwell on poor academic performance, it said, teachers are taught to accentuate the positive.
    • I am keen to accentuate the positives and there are many if we care to look for them.
    • With a laugh, the man emerged from the shadow of a canvas overhang in front of a shop, the light from the moon accentuating his features almost as well as the sun would.
    • Her pale skin became rosy, accentuating her delicate features, and contrasting her dark hair and eyes beautifully.
    • He was not a man at all, she now saw, but instead a handsome boy, his careless grin accentuating his already striking features.
    • By accentuating the positive effects of global commerce, they hope to show that the left's new bogey man has no clothes.
    • Herge, then aged seventy-one, was a gaunt figure, his face deeply lined, accentuating his sharp features.
    • He emerges and they dance a sweet duet, her fragility accentuated by his height and strength.
    • To accentuate his point, he referred to the Gospel which emphasises forgiveness.
    • Nighttime pupil dilation accentuates the problem and makes it more noticeable.
    • She stands up decisively and pulls her t-shirt down at the sides, accentuating the waistless bulge of her torso that protrudes for some distance from her body.
    • As the king unready to govern Simon Bartlett gave what could be called the performance of a lifetime, his lisping accentuating the monarch's worldly innocence.
  • 2

    (syllable/word) acentuar