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overemphasize

[oh-ver-em-fuh-sahyz] /ˌoʊ vərˈɛm fəˌsaɪz/
verb (used with object), overemphasized, overemphasizing.
1.
to emphasize excessively.
verb (used without object), overemphasized, overemphasizing.
2.
to use excessive emphasis.
Also, especially British, overemphasise.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; over- + emphasize
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British Dictionary definitions for overemphasise

overemphasize

/ˌəʊvərˈɛmfəˌsaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to give excessive emphasis or prominence to (something)
Derived Forms
overemphasis, noun
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