overstating

overstate

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

Origin:
1630–40; over- + state

overstatement, noun


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

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overstate
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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