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. Douglas Ellenoff:

    This is a securities transaction, language matters. You may not overstate your situation. You have to give an investor a true north accurate read of your opportunity as it exists today -- the good, the bad and the ugly.

  5. 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.

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