from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To place too much emphasis on or employ too much emphasis.
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- 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
But to overemphasize this gap between religious and nonreligious American women in their attitudes toward gender would be to overlook the sweeping transformation in gender norms shared by religious and nonreligious Americans, men and women alike, over the last generation.
It's important not to overemphasize it because we don't know where it's going to lead, Hellman says.
They've been much slower to change undesirable features of union contracts, such as policies that overemphasize seniority and protect poorly performing workers.
Imagination teaches children to value the contributions of the individual in a world theirs that tends to overemphasize conformity, winning and "fitting in."
However, all these analyses overemphasize the details of how things went wrong and miss the importance of the context.
I don't want to overemphasize this, but one problem is simply that patients expect health care to be free to them.
However, I would agree that his tendency to sometimes overemphasize sexuality within TOB (as presented by his critics) obscures the proper emphasis of communion with God as the fundamental element of human existence.
After a few hard knocks, I still never intentionally misled a client about my opinions, but neither did I overemphasize bad news.
The only reservation in the performance related to the church's acoustics, which overemphasize bass and middle-register overtones.
The tendency of policymakers and international institutions to overemphasize the instruments under their control may have contributed to an excessive weight being placed on the behavior of modern-day governments and development strategies as a determinant of development outcomes.