Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) highlight, make very clear
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accentuate the problem/issue/matter
When you 'accentuate' something you draw attention to it by making it more prominent or noticeable. You might wish to 'accentuate' a skill in an interview, a feature on your face or an interesting feature in the architecture of a building. This is a common verb used in social and professional contexts.
Social Examples (Advance)
Unfortunately, Jenny's suggestiondidn't hide the problem. Instead,it accentuated it.
Thetight dressthat she wore to the dancereally accentuated her curves.
Professional Examples (Basic)
When I brought my concerns to the HR Manager, it accentuated an issue that I wanted to keep confidential.
The decor in the restaurant accentuates the medieval architecture of the building.
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