overstate

[ oh-ver-steyt ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈsteɪt /

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

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

Origin of overstate

First recorded in 1630–40; over- + state
Related formso·ver·state·ment, noun
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overstate

/ (ˌəʊvəˈsteɪt) /

verb

(tr) to state too strongly; exaggerate or overemphasize

Derived Formsoverstatement, noun
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