overstate

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ state.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

overstate (third-person singular simple present overstates, present participle overstating, simple past and past participle overstated)

  1. To exaggerate; to state or claim too much.
    I think it is overstating matters to say that an hour online is spending all night on the computer.
    He was suggested not to overstate at the interview.

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]