Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To place too much emphasis on or employ too much emphasis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To place too much emphasis on; to overstate the importance of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to emphasize excessively; to place excessive emphasis on.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. place special or excessive emphasis on

Etymologies

over- +‎ emphasize (Wiktionary)

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