overemphasize

[ oh-ver-em-fuh-sahyz ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈɛm fəˌsaɪz /

verb (used with object), o·ver·em·pha·sized, o·ver·em·pha·siz·ing.

to emphasize excessively.

verb (used without object), o·ver·em·pha·sized, o·ver·em·pha·siz·ing.

to use excessive emphasis.

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Also especially British, o·ver·em·pha·sise .

Origin of overemphasize

First recorded in 1900–05; over- + emphasize
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British Dictionary definitions for overemphasize

overemphasize

overemphasise

/ (ˌəʊvərˈɛmfəˌsaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to give excessive emphasis or prominence to (something)

Derived forms of overemphasize

overemphasis, noun
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