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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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    • Heart doctors overstate benefits of procedures for stable chest pain
      By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Cardiologists sometimes overstate the benefits of an invasive procedure for chronic angina and patients make decisions based on what cardiologists tell them. Symptoms of angina, such as chest pain, arise from clogged arteries in the heart and may improve faster with so-called percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) Read more on this news related to 'Overstate'
    • Labor market indexes up in July: KC Fed
      But the regional Federal Reserve Bank cautioned that recent declines in unemployment overstate improvements in the labor market. Read more on this news related to 'Overstate'
    • Who Will Succeed Thailand's King Bhumibol?
      It's hard to overstate the importance of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand who, at age 86, has been readmitted to hospital in Bangkok for a medical check-up. He's the world's longest-serving monarch and perhaps the most revered, hailed as a near-deity in politically turbulent Thailand. Read more on this news related to 'Overstate'

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