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overstate

o·ver·state

overstate

 
pronunciation:
o vr steIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overstated, overstates, overstating
definition: to inflate the importance of; exaggerate.
synonyms:
blow up, exaggerate, hyperbolize, magnify
antonyms:
understate
similar words:
aggrandize, amplify, color, embroider, heighten, inflate, overdo, overplay, oversell, overvalue
derivation: overstatement (n.)