Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To place too much emphasis on or employ too much emphasis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb place special or excessive emphasis on

Etymologies

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over- +‎ emphasize

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