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overstate (v.)

1630s, "assume too much grandeur;" see over- + state (n.1). Meaning "exaggerate in statement, declare too strongly" is attested from 1798, from state (v.). Related: Overstated, overstating.

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Definitions of overstate

overstate (v.)
to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth;
Synonyms: exaggerate / overdraw / hyperbolize / hyperbolise / magnify / amplify
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