from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To state in exaggerated terms. See Synonyms at exaggerate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To exaggerate; to state or claim too much.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To state in too strong terms; to exaggerate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To exaggerate in statement; express or declare in too strong terms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
The historic influence of American animation is impossible to overstate, which is why its decline has been so hard to swallow.
PODESTA: Well, I think you could kind of overstate that, to some extent.
That, Jason, I wouldn't, I wouldn't want to kind of overstate that there was a ton of buying in Q4 previously.
While religious divisions exist, including some latent interreligious tensions, we should not overstate the capacity of religion to cause tension or division.
Mr. Meyer notes that the measures also tend to overstate inflation and overcount the elderly.
Even China Mobile's meager 3G subscriptions—the 2010 data show they rose to 20.7 million from 8.4 million at the end of 2009—overstate the benefit to the company.
It is hard to overstate the importance of the finds from Tillya Tepe.
"I don't want to overstate any of this, it's a step in the right direction," the official said.
It's hard to overstate the ridicule dumped on Ronald Reagan's 1984 campaign ad, "It's morning again in America."
Plus, Brearley is a psychoanalyst these days, and I don't think any of us could overstate the potential benefits of such a figure being admitted to the radioactively dysfunctional England setup.
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