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o·ver·em·pha·size

 (ō′vər-ĕm′fə-sīz′)
tr. & intr.v. o·ver·em·pha·sized, o·ver·em·pha·siz·ing, o·ver·em·pha·siz·es
To place too much emphasis on or employ too much emphasis.

o′ver·em′pha·sis (-sĭs) n.

overemphasize

(ˌəʊvərˈɛmfəˌsaɪz) or

overemphasise

vb (tr)
to give excessive emphasis or prominence to (something)
ˌoverˈemphasis n

overemphasize


Past participle: overemphasized
Gerund: overemphasizing

Imperative
overemphasize
overemphasize
Present
I overemphasize
you overemphasize
he/she/it overemphasizes
we overemphasize
you overemphasize
they overemphasize
Preterite
I overemphasized
you overemphasized
he/she/it overemphasized
we overemphasized
you overemphasized
they overemphasized
Present Continuous
I am overemphasizing
you are overemphasizing
he/she/it is overemphasizing
we are overemphasizing
you are overemphasizing
they are overemphasizing
Present Perfect
I have overemphasized
you have overemphasized
he/she/it has overemphasized
we have overemphasized
you have overemphasized
they have overemphasized
Past Continuous
I was overemphasizing
you were overemphasizing
he/she/it was overemphasizing
we were overemphasizing
you were overemphasizing
they were overemphasizing
Past Perfect
I had overemphasized
you had overemphasized
he/she/it had overemphasized
we had overemphasized
you had overemphasized
they had overemphasized
Future
I will overemphasize
you will overemphasize
he/she/it will overemphasize
we will overemphasize
you will overemphasize
they will overemphasize
Future Perfect
I will have overemphasized
you will have overemphasized
he/she/it will have overemphasized
we will have overemphasized
you will have overemphasized
they will have overemphasized
Future Continuous
I will be overemphasizing
you will be overemphasizing
he/she/it will be overemphasizing
we will be overemphasizing
you will be overemphasizing
they will be overemphasizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overemphasizing
you have been overemphasizing
he/she/it has been overemphasizing
we have been overemphasizing
you have been overemphasizing
they have been overemphasizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overemphasizing
you will have been overemphasizing
he/she/it will have been overemphasizing
we will have been overemphasizing
you will have been overemphasizing
they will have been overemphasizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overemphasizing
you had been overemphasizing
he/she/it had been overemphasizing
we had been overemphasizing
you had been overemphasizing
they had been overemphasizing
Conditional
I would overemphasize
you would overemphasize
he/she/it would overemphasize
we would overemphasize
you would overemphasize
they would overemphasize
Past Conditional
I would have overemphasized
you would have overemphasized
he/she/it would have overemphasized
we would have overemphasized
you would have overemphasized
they would have overemphasized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overemphasize - place special or excessive emphasis on; "I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book"
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

overemphasize

verb exaggerate, magnify, inflate, overdo, amplify, overstate, make too much of, belabour, make a big thing of (informal), blow up out of all proportion, overstress, overdramatize, make a production (out) of (informal), lay too much stress on, make a federal case of (U.S. informal), hyperbolize Freud overemphasized the role of sexual motivation of behaviour.
play down, minimize, understate, belittle, underrate, make light of, downplay, underplay
Translations

overemphasize

[ˌəʊvərˈemfəsaɪz] VTponer demasiado énfasis en

overemphasize

[ˌəʊvərˈɛmfəsaɪz] vtaccorder trop d'importance à
He overemphasizes punishment at the expense of prevention → Il accorde trop d'importance à la punition au détriment de la prévention.
The importance of education cannot be overemphasised
BUT On ne soulignera jamais assez l'importance de l'éducation.

overemphasize

[ˌəʊvərˈɛmfəˌsaɪz] vtdare troppa enfasi a
to overemphasize the importance of sth → esagerare l'importanza di qc
References in classic literature ?
The majority of writers, furthermore, belonged by birth or association to the upper social stratum and tended to overemphasize its artificial conventions, often looking with contempt on the other classes.
Playwright Suh overemphasizes the establishment of everyone's unhappiness before getting down to the thrust of the play.
Another off-note is when Alterman overemphasizes the appearance of conservative female pundits.
Bennett, the Office of National Drug Control Policy's director from 1989 to 1990, was responding to charges that Walters, his former deputy, overemphasizes law enforcement and gives short shrift to "treatment and prevention.
To give one example, Vasvairi's argument that the archpriesr's encounters with the serranas signify Juan Ruiz's fear of being penetrated by the female overemphasizes the phallic symbolism of the women toll-keepers' staffs, ignoring the irony suffusing the text, not to mention the complex issues of class and social negotiations.
Thaddeus, however, overemphasizes his lack of conviction and sense of isolation, for Black Boy does end on a hopeful note, and even the ending of American Hunger retains a ray of hope, however faint it may be.