AskDefine | Define overstate

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overstate v : to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery" [syn: exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyerbolise, magnify, amplify] [ant: understate]

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  1. 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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To exaggerate; to state or claim too much

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