overemphasize

[oh-ver-em-fuh-sahyz]
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:
1900–05; over- + emphasize

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overemphasize or overemphasise (ˌəʊvərˈɛmfəˌsaɪz)
 
vb
to give excessive emphasis or prominence to (something)
 
overemphasise or overemphasise
 
vb
 
over'emphasis or overemphasise
 
n

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Example sentences
These examples are rather bald, and overemphasize the method in order to make
  it clear.
It is important to neither overemphasize nor give short shrift to subjective
  impressions.
It is of course possible to overemphasize these differences, and the great
  religions do converge at points.
Opponents generally overemphasize the potential issues as well.
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