French translation of 'overstate'
1. [profits, earnings, value] gonfler
2. (= exaggerate) [importance, danger] exagérer
They think this method overstates the dangers. Ils pensent que cette méthode exagère les dangers.
it is impossible to overstate the importance of ... on ne peut surestimer l’importance de ...
The importance of health education cannot be overstated. L’importance de l’éducation sanitaire ne peut être surestimée.
to overstate the case forcer le trait
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It was difficult to overstate the level of loathing in the Army for drugs.CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER (2002)
To suggest that she pretended with him would be to overstate: she did not exactly pretend, but played, as it were, to his idea of himself.INSTANCES OF THE NUMBER 3 (2002)
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British English: overstate VERB
If you say that someone is overstating something, you mean they are describing it in a way that makes it seem more important or serious than it really is.
The authors no doubt overstated their case with a view to catching the public's attention.
Translation of overstate from the Collins English to French Dictionary