Synonyms for overstate
- blow out of proportion
- build up
- lay it on thick
- play up
Antonyms for overstate
- play down
- be modest
- tell truth
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OVERSTATE
It is not my wish to overstate it; yet I leave you to imagine what the risk may be.
As it was, I had an affection for him which it would not be easy for me to overstate.
All such phrases as these must appear of course to overstate the case.
Yet it would be easy to overstate the lawlessness of the Panhandle.
While recognising this trait, then, let us not overstate either it or its consequences.
Do you think that I overstate the perils of places of this kind?
I noticed that he did not overstate anything, but spoke within bounds.
And it would be easy to overstate that thesis in such a way as to make it untrue.
It is hard to overstate the debt we owe to the men and women of genius.
The most telling way of making a statement is to overstate it.