Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb accent

2 senses of accent

Sense 1
stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate -- (to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet")
       => express, show, evince -- (give expression to; "She showed her disappointment")

Sense 2
stress, accent, accentuate -- (put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word")
       => pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say -- (speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?")

Antonyms of adj accented

2 senses of accented

Sense 1
tonic (vs. atonic), accented -- (used of syllables; "a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word")


Sense 2
stressed (vs. unstressed), accented -- (bearing a stress or accent; "an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'")


Similarity of adj accented

2 senses of accented

Sense 1
tonic (vs. atonic), accented -- (used of syllables; "a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word")

Sense 2
stressed (vs. unstressed), accented -- (bearing a stress or accent; "an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'")
       => emphatic, emphasized, emphasised -- (spoken with emphasis; "an emphatic word")
       => masculine -- ((music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable; "a masculine cadence"; "the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'")

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