overstate

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Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ state.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌəʊ.vəˈsteɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌoʊ.vɚˈsteɪt/
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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.

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