Definition of overstate in English:

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overstate

Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈsteɪt/

verb

[with object]
State too strongly; exaggerate: I 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.
Synonyms
exaggerate, overdo, overemphasize, overplay, dramatize, catastrophize, colour, embroider, embellish, enhance, magnify, inflate, amplify, make a mountain out of a molehill
informal make a big thing out of, blow up, blow up out of all proportion
archaic draw the long bow

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