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overstate Syllabification: o·ver·state
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈstāt/

Definition of overstate in English:


[with object]
Express or state too strongly; exaggerate: I may have overstated my case to make my point
More example sentences
  • Statisticians say the inflation figures may overstate the speed of price rises.
  • See, I'm prone to exaggeration, or at least overstating an argument.
  • If the consumer price index sometimes overstates inflation, as some have argued, that could understate progress against poverty.
exaggerate, overdo, overemphasize, overplay, dramatize, embroider, embellish
informal blow up out of all proportion
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