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See definition of overemphasize on Dictionary.com
  • as inembroider
  • as inexaggerate
  • as inmagnify
  • as inoverplay
  • as inoverstate

synonyms for overemphasize

  • embellish
  • aggrandize
  • amplify
  • color
  • distend
  • dramatize
  • elaborate
  • enhance
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • falsify
  • fudge
  • heighten
  • hyperbolize
  • lie
  • magnify
  • overdo
  • overestimate
  • overstate
  • pad
  • puff
  • romanticize
  • stretch
  • blow-up
  • build up
  • make federal case
  • make mountain out of molehill
  • overelaborate
  • overembellish
  • play up
  • spread on thick
  • stretch the truth
  • yeast

antonyms for overemphasize

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  • abridge
  • compress
  • condense
  • contract
  • curtail
  • decrease
  • diminish
  • lessen
  • lower
  • reduce
  • shorten
  • shrink
  • simplify
  • compress
  • contract
  • decrease
  • ignore
  • lessen
  • play down
  • abridge
  • deprecate
  • lower
  • reduce
  • shrink
  • depreciate
  • minimize
  • understate
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How to use overemphasize in a sentence

Fishing industry representatives say the current administration is overemphasizing offshore wind in decarbonization efforts when it should be pushing more into other renewable energy options.
U.S. FISHERMEN ARE MAKING THEIR LAST STAND AGAINST OFFSHORE WINDALEJANDRO DE LA GARZASEPTEMBER 30, 2021TIME
I think we’ve overemphasized efficiency over just helping people.
SHE’S FROM THE GOVERNMENT, AND SHE’S HERE TO HELP (EP. 466)STEPHEN J. DUBNERJUNE 17, 2021FREAKONOMICS
You can’t overemphasize the kind of trauma felt by kind of public officials and policy intellectuals seeing America’s prosperity as a permanent feature of the landscape, then watch it just kind of melt away.
THE TRAILER: SEVEN QUESTIONS FOR THE NEW POLITICAL YEARDAVID WEIGELJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Willingham notes that history, science and culture have overemphasized the role of the member in our lives.
‘PHALLACY’ DEFLATES MYTHS ABOUT THE PENISES OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOMBETHANY BROOKSHIRENOVEMBER 3, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Geographically accurate maps therefore overemphasize the electoral importance of physically big states.
ELECTION GRAPHICS CAN BE DECEIVING. HERE’S HOW TO SEE THROUGH THEIR TRICKS.SARA CHODOSHSEPTEMBER 22, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
It is practically impossible to overemphasize the importance of the boy's vocational choice.
THE MINISTER AND THE BOYALLAN HOBEN
Never overemphasize one of the dimensions of height, width and depth at the expense of one of the others.
HOW TO PREPARE AND SERVE A MEAL AND INTERIOR DECORATIONLILLIAN B. LANSDOWN
Sevčik was in many ways a wonderful teacher, yet inclined to overemphasize the mechanical side of the art.
VIOLIN MASTERYFREDERICK H. MARTENS
It is impossible to overemphasize the importance of having a standard method of procedure and to stick to that method.
THE AUTOMOBILE STORAGE BATTERYO. A. WITTE
As specialists in education, you and I are likely to overemphasize the importance of the common school in the scheme of creation.
CRAFTSMANSHIP IN TEACHINGWILLIAM CHANDLER BAGLEY
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