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overstate

[ oh-ver-steyt ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞ste瑟t /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路stat路ed, o路ver路stat路ing.
to state too strongly; exaggerate: to overstate one's position in a controversy.
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Origin of overstate

First recorded in 1630鈥40; over- + state

OTHER WORDS FROM overstate

o路ver路state路ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overstate

overstate
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞ste瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to state too strongly; exaggerate or overemphasize

Derived forms of overstate

overstatement, noun
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