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Verb: overstate  ow-vu(r)'steyt
  1. To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    "tended to romanticize and overstate this 'gracious Old South' imagery";
    - exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise [Brit], magnify, amplify

Derived forms: overstating, overstates, overstated

Type of: disinform, misinform, mislead

Encyclopedia: Overstate