Definitions for overstateˌoʊ vərˈsteɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•stateˌoʊ vərˈsteɪt(v.t.)-stat•ed, -stat•ing.

  1. to state too strongly.

o•ver•state•mentˌoʊ vərˈsteɪt mənt, ˈoʊ vərˌsteɪt-(n.)

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.


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