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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.
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overemphasize

(ˌəʊvərˈɛmfəˌsaɪz) or

overemphasise

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

overemphasize

[ˌəʊvərˈemfəsaɪz] VTponer demasiado énfasis en
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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.
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overemphasize

[ˌəʊvərˈɛmfəˌsaɪz] vtdare troppa enfasi a
to overemphasize the importance of sth → esagerare l'importanza di qc
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