misemphasize

verb
mis·​em·​pha·​size | \ ˌmis-ˈem(p)-fə-ˌsīz How to pronounce misemphasize (audio) \
misemphasized; misemphasizing

Definition of misemphasize

transitive verb

: 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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“Misemphasize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misemphasize. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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