Verb(1) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
(1) Statisticians say the inflation figures may overstate the speed of price rises.(2) It would hardly overstate the case to say that Lee was worried about how this would turn out.(3) I'm overstating the point, obviously, but then I always do.(4) Official overstatements of the amount the nation has been setting aside for retirement have compounded the problem.(5) I don't think I'm overstating their response by suggesting that he had senior members of the commission crawling up the wall with irritation.(6) At first glance, such a comment seems like hyperbole, an eulogizing overstatement .(7) I'm overstating the obvious, but try to imagine a successful relationship between a man who loves chalga and a woman who favors Bach.(8) It sounds like a ridiculous overstatement , but it's true.(9) You know, to say that they would be confused might be overstating it.(10) See, I'm prone to exaggeration, or at least overstating an argument.(11) The importance of this book for the future of the Church of Christ can hardly be overstated .(12) If the consumer price index sometimes overstates inflation, as some have argued, that could understate progress against poverty.(13) The value of a strong home-school partnership cannot be overstated .(14) But overstating threats and dismissing the concerns of friends does not build a strong alliance.(15) At first I thought the article was overstating the extent to which other EU citizens would be paying for the privilege.(16) Many also attacked the FSA's cost-benefit analysis for underestimating the cost of new rules and overstating the likely benefits.
1. exaggerate ::
2. overdo ::
3. overemphasize ::
4. overplay ::
5. dramatize ::
6. embroider ::
7. embellish ::
1. understate ::
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