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overemphasize

[ oh-ver-em-fuh-sahyz ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞蓻m f蓹藢sa瑟z /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路em路pha路sized, o路ver路em路pha路siz路ing.
to emphasize excessively.
verb (used without object), o路ver路em路pha路sized, o路ver路em路pha路siz路ing.
to use excessive emphasis.
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Origin of overemphasize

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

overemphasize

overemphasise

/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹r藞蓻mf蓹藢sa瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to give excessive emphasis or prominence to (something)

Derived forms of overemphasize

overemphasis, noun
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