overstate overstate  /ˈoʊ vər ˌsteɪt/


  • (v) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth


  1. Historically, exit polls have tended to overstate the Democratic vote.
  2. There is no way to overstate how radical Gibson's first and best novel was when it first appeared.
  3. Historically, exit polls have tended to overstate the Democratic vote.


  1. Nothing routine about collection of data, pols say

    Claims that federal data-collection efforts averted plans by terrorists might overstate the value of controversial programs, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  2. McCain Disgusted With Military on Sexual Assault

    Former Navy Capt. and prisoner of war Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told a panel of uniformed military leaders on Tuesday that he could not "overstate" his "disgust and disappointment" over the continued problems regarding sexual assault in the armed services.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: CQ Politics

  3. 35 years of ‘Space Invaders’

    Thirty-five years ago today (give or take)*, arcade game manufacturer Taito released a title based around the premise of defending the earth from aliens that itself ironically nearly took over the world: Space Invaders. It’s impossible to overstate the importance of ‘Space Invaders.’ From a purely financial standpoint, it sold more than 350,000 units worldwide... Read More
    on June 5, 2013     Source: The Indianapolis Star


  1. Rahmstorf, a physics and oceanography professor at Potsdam University in Germany, says, "In a way, it is one of the strengths of the IPCC to be very conservative and cautious and not overstate any climate change risk."
    on Jan 28, 2007 By: Stefan Rahmstorf Source: USA Today

  2. "Chris is just one of those old school guys who gave our team a little bit of everything last season," Islanders head coach Ted Nolan said in a statement. "We can't overstate Si's leadership. He'll have a big role with our team, just like...
    on Jul 23, 2007 By: Ted Nolan Source: SportingNews.com

  3. "I cannot really overstate the seriousness of this crime," Kravitz said.
    on Apr 3, 2009 By: Lenny Kravitz Source: FOXNews

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affectation affectation
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