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verb over·state \-ˈstāt\

: to say that (something) is larger or greater than it really is

Full Definition of OVERSTATE

transitive verb
:  to state in too strong terms :  exaggerate <overstated his qualifications>
over·state·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of OVERSTATE

  1. It would be overstating the case to say that it was a matter of life or death.
  2. <it appears you've somewhat overstated your computer skills, if you can't find the on button!>

First Known Use of OVERSTATE


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OVERSTATE Defined for Kids


verb over·state \ˌō-vər-ˈstāt\

Definition of OVERSTATE for Kids

:  to put in too strong terms :  exaggerate <He overstated the usefulness of his invention.>


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