Synonyms of 'overstate'
exaggerateDictionary, overdo, overestimateThe importance of health education cannot be overstated.
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If someone overdoes something, they behave in an exaggerated or extreme way.
He overdid his usually quite funny vitriol.
If you say that someone overemphasizes something, you mean that they give it more importance than it deserves or than you consider appropriate.
Freud overemphasized the role of sexual motivation of behaviour.
If you say that someone overestimates something, you mean that they think it is greater in amount or importance than it really is.
We must not overestimate the significance of this result.
Thesaurus for overstate from the Collins English Thesaurus
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.