An example of accentuate is to put a word or phrase in all capital letters.
Origin of accentuate
- Medieval Latin accentuāre accentuāt- from Latin accentus accent accent
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Medieval Latin accentuātus, past participle of accentuāre, from accentus.
- (emphasize): First attested in 1865.
- First attested in 1731.