over·em·pha·size | \ ˌō-vər-ˈem(p)-fə-ˌsīz \
overemphasized; overemphasizing

Definition of overemphasize 

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: to give excessive emphasis to (something) overemphasize risks We have overemphasized the differences between men and women. —Zosia Bielski … people feeling pushed into starting businesses … in a culture that overemphasizes entrepreneurialism. —Derrick Penner I can't overemphasize the importance of this turning point in my life. —Genesse Gentry We … cannot overemphasize how important it is to keep up with latest security fixes … —Rene Gielen The value of a good reputation cannot be overemphasized. —J. Dwight Pentecost It's hard to overemphasize how significant this development will be … —Rich Smith

First Known Use of overemphasize

1875, in the meaning defined above

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