overstate


overstate

verb (used with object), o·ver·stat·ed, o·ver·stat·ing.

  1. to state too strongly; exaggerate: to overstate one’s position in a controversy.

verb

  1. (tr) to state too strongly; exaggerate or overemphasize

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

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