underemphasize
transitive verb Date: 1955 to fail to emphasize adequately

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • underemphasize — (Amer.) v. not emphasize enough, not stress enough (also underemphasise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • underemphasize — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • underemphasize — /un deuhr em feuh suyz /, v.t., underemphasized, underemphasizing. to give less than sufficient emphasis to; minimize. Also, esp. Brit., underemphasise. [1965 70; UNDER + EMPHASIZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • underemphasize — verb To place insufficient emphasis on. See Also: underemphasis …   Wiktionary

  • underemphasize — or underemphasise verb place insufficient emphasis on. Derivatives underemphasis noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • underemphasize — un•der•em•pha•size [[t]ˌʌn dərˈɛm fəˌsaɪz[/t]] v. t. sized, siz•ing cvb to give less than sufficient emphasis to; minimize • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • underemphasize — /un deuhr em feuh suyz /, v.t., underemphasized, underemphasizing. to give less than sufficient emphasis to; minimize. Also, esp. Brit., underemphasise. [1965 70; UNDER + EMPHASIZE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • underemphasized — underemphasize (Amer.) v. not emphasize enough, not stress enough (also underemphasise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • underemphasizes — underemphasize (Amer.) v. not emphasize enough, not stress enough (also underemphasise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • underemphasizing — underemphasize (Amer.) v. not emphasize enough, not stress enough (also underemphasise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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