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Meaning of OVERSTATE

Pronunciation:  'owvursteyt

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\O`ver*state"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overstated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Overstating}.]
To state in too strong terms; to exaggerate. --Fuller.

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