Definitions

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  • v. To endow with a tone; give a special tone to; place stress upon; accentuate; emphasise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To give a special tone to; lay stress upon; accentuate; emphasize.

Etymologies

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From be- (“at, on, upon”) +‎ tone.

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