overaccentuate

verb
over·ac·cen·tu·ate | \ˌō-vər-ik-ˈsen(t)-shə-ˌwāt, -ak-\
overaccentuated; overaccentuating

Definition of overaccentuate 

transitive verb

: to accentuate or emphasize (something) too much overaccentuated their differences while ignoring their similarities

First Known Use of overaccentuate

1870, in the meaning defined above

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