misemphasize

verb
mis·em·pha·size | \ ˌmis-ˈem(p)-fə-ˌsīz \
misemphasized; misemphasizing

Definition of misemphasize 

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: to give a misplaced or wrong emphasis to (something) Inspiration needn't be very apposite; but the appositeness of this "first little throb" has perhaps been misemphasized. —Martin Amis

First Known Use of misemphasize

1917, in the meaning defined above

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