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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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