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o·ver·state

 (ō′vər-stāt′)
tr.v. o·ver·stat·ed, o·ver·stat·ing, o·ver·states
To state in exaggerated terms. See Synonyms at exaggerate.

o′ver·state′ment n.

overstate

(ˌəʊvəˈsteɪt)
vb
(tr) to state too strongly; exaggerate or overemphasize
ˈoverˌstatement n

o•ver•state

(ˌoʊ vərˈsteɪt)

v.t. -stat•ed, -stat•ing.
to state too strongly.
o•ver•state•ment (ˌoʊ vərˈsteɪt mənt, ˈoʊ vərˌsteɪt-) n.

overstate


Past participle: overstated
Gerund: overstating

Imperative
overstate
overstate
Present
I overstate
you overstate
he/she/it overstates
we overstate
you overstate
they overstate
Preterite
I overstated
you overstated
he/she/it overstated
we overstated
you overstated
they overstated
Present Continuous
I am overstating
you are overstating
he/she/it is overstating
we are overstating
you are overstating
they are overstating
Present Perfect
I have overstated
you have overstated
he/she/it has overstated
we have overstated
you have overstated
they have overstated
Past Continuous
I was overstating
you were overstating
he/she/it was overstating
we were overstating
you were overstating
they were overstating
Past Perfect
I had overstated
you had overstated
he/she/it had overstated
we had overstated
you had overstated
they had overstated
Future
I will overstate
you will overstate
he/she/it will overstate
we will overstate
you will overstate
they will overstate
Future Perfect
I will have overstated
you will have overstated
he/she/it will have overstated
we will have overstated
you will have overstated
they will have overstated
Future Continuous
I will be overstating
you will be overstating
he/she/it will be overstating
we will be overstating
you will be overstating
they will be overstating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overstating
you have been overstating
he/she/it has been overstating
we have been overstating
you have been overstating
they have been overstating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overstating
you will have been overstating
he/she/it will have been overstating
we will have been overstating
you will have been overstating
they will have been overstating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overstating
you had been overstating
he/she/it had been overstating
we had been overstating
you had been overstating
they had been overstating
Conditional
I would overstate
you would overstate
he/she/it would overstate
we would overstate
you would overstate
they would overstate
Past Conditional
I would have overstated
you would have overstated
he/she/it would have overstated
we would have overstated
you would have overstated
they would have overstated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overstate - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truthoverstate - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
misinform, mislead - give false or misleading information to
overemphasise, overemphasize, overstress - place special or excessive emphasis on; "I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book"
downplay, minimise, understate, minimize - represent as less significant or important

overstate

verb exaggerate, overdo, overestimate, overemphasize, emphasize too much, hyperbolize The importance of health education cannot be overstated.

overstate

verb
To make (something) seem greater than is actually the case:
Idioms: blow up out of proportion, lay it on thick, stretch the truth.
Translations
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overstate

[ˌəʊvəˈsteɪt] VTexagerar
to overstate one's caseexagerar sus argumentos

overstate

[ˌəʊvərˈsteɪt] vt
[+ profits, earnings, value] → gonfler
(= exaggerate) [+ importance, danger] → exagérer
They think this method overstates the dangers → Ils pensent que cette méthode exagère les dangers.
it is impossible to overstate the importance of ... → on ne peut surestimer l'importance de ...
The importance of health education cannot be overstated → L'importance de l'éducation sanitaire ne peut être surestimée.
to overstate the case → forcer le trait

overstate

[ˌəʊvəˈsteɪt] vt to overstate one's caseesagerare nel presentare le proprie ragioni
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