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Meaning of OVERSTATE

Pronunciation:  'owvursteyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this ``gracious Old South'' imagery"
 

OVERSTATE is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: amplify, exaggerate, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw
 
 Antonyms: downplay, minimise, minimize, understate
 
 See Also: aggrandise, aggrandize, blow, blow up, bluster, boast, brag, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, gas, gasconade, lard, misinform, mislead, overemphasise, overemphasize, overstress, pad, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O`ver*state"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overstated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Overstating}.]
To state in too strong terms; to exaggerate. --Fuller.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aggrandize, amplify, ballyhoo, belie, blow up, build up, burlesque, camouflage, caricature, carry too far, color, disguise, distort, draw the longbow, dress up, embellish, embroider, enlarge, exaggerate, falsify, fudge, garble, gild, gloss, gloss over, go to extremes, hyperbolize, idealize, inflate, lay it on, magnify, make much of, mask, miscite, miscolor, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, misteach, overappraise, overassess, overcalculate, overcharge, overcount, overdo, overdraw, overemphasize, overesteem, overestimate, overmeasure, overpaint, overpraise, overprize, overrate, overreach, overreact, overreact to, overreckon, oversell, overspeak, overstress, overvalue, pad, parody, pervert, pile it on, puff, slant, strain, stretch, stretch the truth, talk big, talk in superlatives, titivate, tout, travesty, trick out, twist, understate, varnish, warp, whitewash, wrench
 

 

 

 

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