verb (used with object), overstated, overstating.
to state too strongly; exaggerate: to overstate one's position in a controversy.

1630–40; over- + state

overstatement, noun

overstress, embroider, magnify.
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overstate (ˌəʊvəˈsteɪt)
(tr) to state too strongly; exaggerate or overemphasize

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Word Origin & History

1630s, "assume too much grandeur," from over + state (n.1). Meaning "state too strongly" attested 1803, over + state (v.). Related: Overstated, overstatement.
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Example sentences
Indeed, it's difficult to make any kind of overstatement about ancillary fees.
But for the society as a whole it is surely an overstatement.
He too often went for blunderbuss overstatement, ignoring fine distinctions.
There were four other causes of the overstatement of closed cases.
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