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verb [intransitive/transitive] formal overstate pronunciation in British English /ˌəʊvə(r)ˈsteɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleoverstating
past tenseoverstated
past participleoverstated
  1. to talk about something in a way that makes it seem more important, impressive, or serious than it really is.
    He may have overstated his ability in the interview.



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