To give emphasis or prominence to (a particular feature or aspect of something); to stress or stress the importance of.
From latin accentus, from accent-, accentus.
- He accentuated the positive aspects of the proposal.
- She accentuated her eyes with dark liner.
- The new design accentuated the building's unique features.
- The teacher accentuated the importance of proper grammar.
- The dress accentuated her curves.