- to emphasize excessively.
- to use excessive emphasis.
Also especially British, o·ver·em·pha·sise.
Origin of overemphasize
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Examples from the Web for overemphasize
I cannot overemphasize how unimpressed I was by her over the course of two hours.Justice Roberts Shines
March 28, 2012
I do not think it possible to overemphasize Gourmont's sense of beauty.Instigations
The difficulty lies chiefly in the temptation to overemphasize.News Writing
M. Lyle Spencer
We cannot overemphasize the importance of squeezing your trigger.The Plattsburg Manual
O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
These examples are rather bald, and overemphasize the method in order to make it clear.Etiquette
It is practically impossible to overemphasize the importance of the boy's vocational choice.The Minister and the Boy</p>
- to give excessive emphasis or prominence to (something)
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