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Presentyoconjugation ofacentuar.
Preteriteél/ella/ustedconjugation ofacentuar.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (linguistics)
a. to accent
No acentué las palabras porque escribí con un teclado que no tenía caracteres españoles.I didn't accent the words because I was using a keyboard without Spanish characters.
b. to put an accent on
Te olvidaste de acentuar la palabra "televisión".You forgot to put an accent on the word "televisión."
c. to stress (when talking)
Tienes que acentuar esta palabra en la primera sílaba.You must stress this word on the first syllable.
2. (to intensify)
a. to accentuate
El alcalde acentuó la necesidad de mejorar el servicio de recolección de residuos.The mayor accentuated the need for a better garbage collection service.
b. to emphasize
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El pintor acentuó el contraste entre la figura y el fondo.The painted emphasized the contrast between the figure and the background.
c. to emphasise (United Kingdom)
El jefe acentuó la importancia del trabajo en equipo.The boss emphasised the importance of team work.
3. (computing)
a. to highlight
Abre el archivo y acentúa las partes del texto que quieres que copie.Open the file and highlight the parts of the text you want me to copy.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (linguistics)
a. to have an accent
La palabra "explicación" se acentúa en la última sílaba.The word "explicación" has an accent on the last syllable.
5. (to intensify)
a. to become pronounced
Nuestras diferencias se acentuaron durante el debate.Our differences became pronounced during the debate.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (palabra, letra; al escribir)
a. to accent, to put an accent on
2. (al hablar)
a. to stress
3. (intensificar)
a. to accentuate
la inflación acentuó la crisisinflation made the recession even worse
4. (recalcar)
a. to stress, to emphasize
acentuar la necesidad de hacer algoto emphasize the need to do something
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (llevar acento)
las consonantes nunca se acentúanconsonants never have an accent
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transitive verb
1 (Lingüística) to accent; stress
esta palabra se acentúa en la u this word is stressed on the u
2 (subrayar) to emphasize; accentuate
3 (Informática) to highlight
pronominal verb
acentuarse to become more noticeable; be accentuated
se acentúa la tendencia a la baja en la Bolsa the downward trend in the Stock Exchange is becoming more pronounced
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