overstate

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verb over·state \-ˈstāt\

Definition of overstate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to state in too strong terms :  exaggerate <overstated his qualifications>

overstatement

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Examples of overstate in a sentence

  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!>

1803

First Known Use of overstate

1803



OVERSTATE Defined for English Language Learners

overstate

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verb over·state \-ˈstāt\

Definition of overstate for English Language Learners

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


OVERSTATE Defined for Kids

overstate

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verb over·state \ˌō-vər-ˈstāt\

Definition of overstate for Students

overstated

overstating

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



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