overemphasize

verb over·em·pha·size \ ˌō-vər-ˈem(p)-fə-ˌsīz \

Definition of overemphasize

overemphasized; overemphasizing
: 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

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