What does overstate mean?

Definitions for overstateˌoʊ vərˈsteɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify(verb)

    to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

    "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"


  1. overstate(Verb)

    To exaggerate; to state or claim too much.

    I think it is overstating matters to say that an hour online is spending all night on the computer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overstate

    ō-vėr-stāt′, to state over and above: to exaggerate.—n. Overstate′ment.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overstate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overstate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jen Psaki:

    But I don't want to overstate that, and that's one of the reasons he (Kerry) also reiterated ongoing concerns we have.

  2. John Crabtree:

    The polls may overstate the 'no' vote, but it looks like being a much closer-run contest than anything Evo Morales has had to fight since he became president in 2006.

  3. Alex Bell:

    It is hard to overstate the importance of Rome, from Mount Aventine, there are no more than half a dozen major works by Turner left in private hands and this work must rank as one of the very finest.

  4. Sebastian Coe:

    We will get the change we want and only then will Russian athletes return to international competition, this is not about politics, this is about the protection of clean athletes. I cannot overstate the feeling around the conference call this evening about sending the strongest possible message that we can.

  5. Tim Albrecht:

    You cannot overstate the importance of having a Joni Scotter in every county, if not as many precincts as you can find somebody. The Joni Scotters of the world are the lifeblood of the Iowa caucus organization. Iowa is special because you can't simply come here, purchase a bunch of TV ads, and expect that to help you win alone. Now certainly, that's a part, but there's nothing that can replace organization. Anybody in this state will tell you if you have the choice between TV ads only or organization only, they would take organization without question. There is no way to measure the value of a solid organization working in Iowa's 99 counties.

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