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Overstate Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    overstate v : to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery" [syn: exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyerbolise, magnify, amplify] [ant: understate]
Overstate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Overstate \O`ver*state"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overstated; p. pr. & vb. n. Overstating.] To state in too strong terms; to exaggerate. --Fuller.
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    • A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'
      Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday. It would be hard to overstate the importance of his novels, but author Gustavo Arellano recommends getting to know him in a different medium. Read more on this news related to 'Overstate'
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