overemphasize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˌəʊvərˈemfəˌsaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theyoveremphasize
he/she/itoveremphasizes
present participleoveremphasizing
past tenseoveremphasized
past participleoveremphasized
  1. to treat something as more important than it really is
    someone cannot overemphasize something (=it is extremely important):

    We cannot overemphasize how damaging these results are to our reputation.