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overstateverb [T]

us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈsteɪt/
to state something too strongly, or to state that it is greater than it really is: The prospect of a trade war is vastly overstated.
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overstateverb [T]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈsteɪt/ us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈsteɪt/
to describe or explain something in a way that makes it seem more important or serious than it really is: The impact of the new legislation has been greatly overstated. The shareholders seem to think that the executive board is overstating the case for a merger.
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overstateverb [T]

uk   /ˌəʊvəˈsteɪt/ us  
to describe or explain something in a way that makes it seem more important or serious than it really is: The shareholders seem to think that the executive board is overstating the case for a merger.greatly/vastly overstate sth The impact of the new legislation has been greatly overstated.
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Translations of “overstate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…讲得过分, 夸大…
in Turkish mübalağa etmek, abartmak…
in Russian преувеличивать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…講得過分, 誇大…
in Polish wyolbrzymiać, przesadzać z…
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