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1. overstate

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˌsteɪt'] to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth.

Synonyms

  • overstress
  • embellish
  • overemphasise
  • shoot a line
  • blow
  • hyperbolize
  • hyperbolise
  • overemphasize
  • tout
  • gasconade
  • amplify
  • exaggerate
  • magnify
  • boast
  • bluster
  • dramatize
  • lard
  • overdraw
  • embroider
  • aggrandize
  • dramatise
  • swash
  • mislead
  • gas
  • aggrandise
  • pad
  • brag
  • vaunt
  • misinform

Antonyms

  • deflate
  • decrease
  • reduce
  • worsen

Etymology

  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • state (English)
  • status (Latin)

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Rhymes with Overstate

  • acetate
  • agitate
  • allstate
  • amputate
  • annotate
  • cogitate
  • corestate
  • debilitate
  • decapitate
  • devastate
  • dictate
  • downstate
  • facilitate
  • felicitate
  • gestate
  • gravitate
  • hesitate
  • homestate
  • imitate
  • incapacitate

Sentences with overstate


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If you overstate the value of your donation and thereby underpay your taxes, the IRS might impose penalties.

2. Verb, base form
It would be hard to overstate the advantages of electronic payment systems, but what about the risks?

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