overstate - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] formal 

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/ˌəʊvə(r)ˈsteɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyoverstate
he/she/itoverstates
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.