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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ac·cent v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accented; p. pr. & vb. n. Accenting.]
 1. To express the accent of (either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent.
 2. To mark emphatically; to emphasize.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: used of syllables; "a tonic syllables carries the main
             stress in a word" [syn: tonic] [ant: atonic]
      2: used of syllables or musical beats [syn: heavy, strong]