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1. overemphasize

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˈɛmfəˌsaɪz'] place special or excessive emphasis on.

Synonyms

  • overstress
  • amplify
  • exaggerate
  • magnify
  • hyperbolize
  • overdraw
  • hyperbolise
  • overemphasise

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • reduce
  • deposit
  • downplay

Etymology

  • emphasize (English)
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Overemphasize

  • anglicize
  • criticize
  • deemphasize
  • downsize
  • emphasize
  • ostracize
  • outsize
  • reemphasize
  • romanticize
  • synthesize

Example sentences of the word overemphasize


1. Verb, base form
The importance of organizational structures in the implementation of a strategy is hard to overemphasize.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Story additions are also a bad idea, as they overemphasize the uneven architecture as well.

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