Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To state in exaggerated terms. synonym: exaggerate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To exaggerate in statement; express or declare in too strong terms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To state in too strong terms; to exaggerate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To exaggerate; to state or claim too much.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

over- +‎ state.

Examples

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  • Well, i think you can overstate time a bit and finish your work before you go home.

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