overreport

verb
over·​re·​port | \ ˌō-vər-ri-ˈpȯrt How to pronounce overreport (audio) \
overreported; overreporting

Definition of overreport

transitive verb

1 : to report (something) to a greater extent than is necessary Such tales are fun, but on occasion the author overdoes detail, overreporting trivia to the extent that the main story … becomes sidetracked.— Colin Leinster
2 : to report (something) as being higher or greater than it really is overreported their income on the loan application

First Known Use of overreport

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Overreport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overreport. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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