Appreciate vs Accentuate - What's the difference?

appreciate | accentuate |


In lang=en terms the difference between appreciate and accentuate

is that appreciate is to increase in value while accentuate is to mark with a written accent.

As verbs the difference between appreciate and accentuate

is that appreciate is to be grateful or thankful for while accentuate is to pronounce with an accent or vocal stress.

appreciate

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Verb

(appreciat)
  • to be grateful or thankful for.
  • I appreciate your efforts
  • to view as valuable.
  • You must learn to appreciate time
  • to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect.
  • To test the power of bees to appreciate color.
  • * Lubbock
  • to test the power of bees to appreciate colour
  • to increase in value.
  • The value of his portfolio appreciated by 80% over eight years.
  • * Ramsay
  • lest a sudden peace should appreciate the money

    Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See

    Synonyms

    * esteem * estimate * understand

    Antonyms

    * depreciate

    References

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    accentuate

    English

    Verb

    (accentuat)
  • To pronounce with an accent or vocal stress.
  • To bring out distinctly; to make more noticeable or prominent; to emphasize.
  • * In Bosnia, the struggle between East and West was even more accentuated . - London Times
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=5 citation , passage=These were business hours, and a feeling of loneliness crept over him, perhaps germinated by his sight of the illustrated papers, and accentuated by an attempted perusal of them.}}
  • To mark with a written accent.
  • Synonyms

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