Definition of overemphasize in English:

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Pronunciation: /əʊvərˈɛmfəsʌɪz/
(also overemphasise)


[with object]
Place excessive emphasis on: the importance of adequate preparation cannot be overemphasized
More example sentences
  • Likewise, labour laws and regulations overemphasize the protection of women.
  • Speaking to Congress, he implied that the media overemphasizes the negative: ‘I have seen some of the images that are being shown here on television.’
  • Each one carries an inherent political bias that overemphasizes the representation of some form of interest and underemphasizes the remainder.
overstress, exaggerate, attach too much importance/weight to, make too much of, overplay, overdo, overdramatize, belabour, labour, dwell on, harp on, make something out of nothing, make a mountain out of a molehill
informal make a big thing about/of, blow up out of all proportion

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