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synonyms for overplay

  • exaggerate
  • maximize
  • overdo
  • overemphasize
  • overstate
  • overuse
  • accent
  • accentuate
  • dramatize
  • hyperbolize
  • magnify
  • mug
  • overact
  • overdraw
  • overstress
  • overwork
  • stretch
  • blow out of proportion
  • get carried away
  • ham it up
  • labor at
  • lay it on thick
  • point up
  • show off
See also synonyms for: overplayed

antonyms for overplay

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  • play down
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How to use overplay in a sentence

I wasn’t quite sure what a spy ought to wear, really, whether you should underplay it or overplay it.
THE MOM WHO STOLE THE BLUEPRINTS FOR THE ATOMIC BOMB (THE FREAKONOMICS RADIO BOOK CLUB EP. 11)SARAH LYALLSEPTEMBER 25, 2021FREAKONOMICS
One of the reasons the United States ended up with this messy pullout is because the Pentagon overplayed its hand in 2009.
THE KABUL EVACUATION ILLUMINATED A DANGEROUS STRAIN OF THOUGHT IN THE MILITARY ABOUT CIVILIAN CONTROLJAMES HOHMANNSEPTEMBER 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Democrats can overplay their hand by stoking outrage in their supporters and end up being lambasted for being wrong or exaggerating.
WHY WE ARE (AND SHOULD BE) TALKING ABOUT VOTING RIGHTS RIGHT NOWSARAH FROSTENSON (SARAH.FROSTENSON@ABC.COM)APRIL 7, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
If defenders overplay Gilgeous-Alexander in his inevitable pursuit of the rim, he is one of the league’s foremost midrange artists because of his deceleration ability.
SHAI GILGEOUS-ALEXANDER KNOWS ONLY ONE GEAR: DRIVELOUIS ZATZMANFEBRUARY 26, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The coverage was pretty normal, they weren’t overplaying anybody, and with that said we were scoring some goals.
THE CAPS MADE SMALL TWEAKS TO THEIR POWER PLAY. THEY ALREADY SEE IMPROVEMENT.SAMANTHA PELLFEBRUARY 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Even with such a negligible quantity as a deserted husband, it is a mistake to overplay the part.
THE FAR HORIZONLUCAS MALET
She was not fool enough to overplay her hand, so her greeting was still disdainful, but when he tarried she did not send him away.
THE ROOF TREECHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
We scold it caressingly, as one reproves the overplay of a gracious child.
FROM THE OAK TO THE OLIVEJULIA WARD HOWE
"Some day, though, he'll overplay his game," Benito prophesied.
PORT O' GOLDLOUIS JOHN STELLMAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERPLAY

  • act
  • dramatize
  • exaggerate
  • ham it up
  • overact
  • overdramatize
  • overplay
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