Word:

Overstate

O`ver`state´
v. t.1.To state in too strong terms; to exaggerate.
[imp. & p. p. Overstated; p. pr. & vb. n. Overstating.]
Verb1.overstate - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
Antonyms:
downplay, minimise, understate, minimize - represent as less significant or important
aggrandize, amplify, ballyhoo, belie, blow up, build up, burlesque, camouflage, caricature, carry too far, color, disguise, distort, draw the longbow, dress up, embellish, embroider, enlarge, exaggerate, falsify, fudge, garble, gild, gloss, gloss over, go to extremes, hyperbolize, idealize, inflate, lay it on, magnify, make much of, mask, miscite, miscolor, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, misteach, overappraise, overassess, overcalculate, overcharge, overcount, overdo, overdraw, overemphasize, overesteem, overestimate, overmeasure, overpaint, overpraise, overprize, overrate, overreach, overreact, overreact to, overreckon, oversell, overspeak, overstress, overvalue, pad, parody, pervert, pile it on, puff, slant, strain, stretch, stretch the truth, talk big, talk in superlatives, titivate, tout, travesty, trick out, twist, understate, varnish, warp, whitewash, wrench
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