Definition of Overstate

1. Verb. To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth. "Tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"




Definition of Overstate

1. v. t. To state in too strong terms; to exaggerate.

Definition of Overstate

1. Verb. To exaggerate; to state or claim too much. ¹

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Definition of Overstate

1. [v -STATED, -STATING, -STATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overstate

overstable
overstaff
overstaffed
overstaffing
overstaffs
overstage
overstamp
overstamped
overstamping
overstamps
overstand
overstare
overstared
overstares
overstaring
overstate (current term)
overstated
overstatement
overstatements
overstates
overstating
overstay
overstay one's welcome
overstayed
overstaying
overstays
oversteepened
oversteer
oversteered
oversteering

Literary usage of Overstate

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1. A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865 by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Adams (1920)
"They now do not overstate their success, nor boast of gains they have not made. Still the war drags on. I scarcely know what to think of the prospect. ..."

2. Pamphlets on Forestry in Vermont (1899)
"A comparison of the fodder analyses (dry-matter basis) of the overstate and local pasture (plucked) samples is shown in table 2. It TABLE 2. ..."

3. Students and the Present Missionary Crisis: Addresses Delivered Before the by International Convention (1910)
"It is equally impossible, and I speak as a missionary, to overstate the tremendous opportunities that have been brought to us, as they exist in Persia, ..."

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