overemphasize overemphasize  /ˈoʊ və ˈrɛm fə ˌsaɪz/


  • (v) place special or excessive emphasis on



  1. Like Republicans, Democrats are prone to overemphasize their favorite facts and theories, to gloss over contradictory data, to skew their analysis to match their values.
  2. I will not overemphasize that fact by indulging your patience with a lengthy speech.
  3. Too often in our troubled lives we overemphasize the divinity of Jesus and miss his message.



  1. "It's a big storm," Texas Gov. Rick Perry said. "I cannot overemphasize the danger that is facing us. It's going to do some substantial damage. It's going to knock out power. It's going to cause massive flooding."
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Rick Perry Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "We picked the right kid, he cares about his organization. And I can't (overemphasize) how bad he felt, and not because he had to go through the rehab and all that, but because he felt like he let us down," Pritchard said, "and he hasn't let...
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Kevin Pritchard Source: SI.com

  3. "We tried to overemphasize in the scouting report that Mark Blount is probably playing offensively as well as Garnett is," Denver coach George Karl said. "He made two big shots. We just didn't recognize that he could make that 20-footer."
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: George Karl Source: USA Today

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