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synonyms for overstate

  • amplify
  • emphasize
  • heighten
  • inflate
  • magnify
  • misrepresent
  • overdo
  • overemphasize
  • overestimate
  • boast
  • boost
  • brag
  • embellish
  • embroider
  • enlarge
  • exalt
  • expand
  • fabricate
  • fudge
  • hike
  • lie
  • misquote
  • pad
  • puff
  • blow out of proportion
  • build up
  • lay it on thick
  • misreport
  • play up
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antonyms for overstate

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  • compress
  • contract
  • decrease
  • ignore
  • lessen
  • play down
  • abridge
  • deprecate
  • lower
  • reduce
  • shrink
  • simplify
  • tell truth
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How to use overstate in a sentence

Those stories would have been wrong or overstated but would have become the narrative.
HOW HAS THE NATION CHANGED SINCE THE INSURRECTION AT THE CAPITOL?MICAH COHEN (MICAH.COHEN@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)FEBRUARY 11, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Failing to repeat as champions is hardly a catastrophe — it’s notoriously difficult to do so — but the importance of Champions League qualification cannot be overstated.
LIVERPOOL CAN’T BUY A GOAL, AND ITS TITLE DEFENSE IS ON THE ROPESTERRENCE DOYLEJANUARY 27, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
It’s easy to overstate what has happened so far, which is mainly a change in legal designation.
LONDON LOST A CHUNK OF EUROPEAN STOCK TRADING THIS WEEK. WHAT WILL IT LOSE NEXT?JOHN DETRIXHEJANUARY 9, 2021QUARTZ
Many of you believe the long-term impact of the pandemic won’t die off but that its effects have been overstated.
TERM SHEET READERS PREDICT WHICH MARKETS WILL BOOM IN 2021LUCINDA SHENDECEMBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
The watchdog said it found evidence of false forecasting, meaning utilities were overstating how much water would be sold, and, when that didn’t pan out, the company could go back and tack on a surcharge.
ENVIRONMENT REPORT: STATE THROWS COLD WATER ON PRICING SCHEMEMACKENZIE ELMERSEPTEMBER 14, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
You cannot overstate the importance of the discovery, if this is real.
DARK MATTER EXPERIMENT FINDS UNEXPLAINED SIGNALNATALIE WOLCHOVERJUNE 17, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
But he interrupted her ere she had gone far, "Mademoiselle de La Vauvraye," said he, "you overstate the matter."
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
I do not at all overstate the fact, when I say, that 50,000 slaves are annually landed in Cuba.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
I noticed that he did not overstate anything, but spoke within bounds.
A PLEA FOR CAPTAIN JOHN BROWNHENRY DAVID THOREAU
We cannot overstate our debt to the past, but the moment has the supreme claim.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCESJAMES WOOD
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERSTATE

  • billowed
  • bloated
  • distended
  • enlarged
  • expanded
  • filled
  • inflated
  • puffed up
  • pumped up
  • swelled
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.