overaccentuate

verb
over·​ac·​cen·​tu·​ate | \ ˌō-vər-ik-ˈsen(t)-shə-ˌwāt How to pronounce overaccentuate (audio) , -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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“Overaccentuate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overaccentuate. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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