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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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    • Truth Needle: Park-district opponents overstate tax claims
      Opponents of a Metro Park Board for Seattle say the measure would increase property taxes 20 percent, but the math doesn’t add up. Read more on this news related to 'Overstate'
    • Essential poll: Labor leads just 51 to 49.
      I said this week’s Newspoll seemed to overstate Labor’s lead at 54 to 46 (2PP). I suspect that even more strongly now, given… Read more on this news related to 'Overstate'
    • ADA remain powerful federal tool
      It’s difficult to overstate the importance and widespread effect of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990 — 24 years ago this weekend. Read more on this news related to 'Overstate'

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