As verbs the difference between overplay and overstate
is that overplay
is and to overdo or overact one's effect or role while overstate
is to exaggerate; to state or claim too much.
and To overdo or overact one's effect or role.
To present something in a manner more dramatic than necessary.
- When Chris overacted''' his part again, the director warned that anyone ' overplaying would be barred from the next production
To overestimate one's strength in a game or event, which ultimately may end in a defeat.
- Although the play was wonderful, Joshua overplayed his role as the Beast.
(golf) To accidentally hit (one's golf ball) beyond "the green".
- Jack won the last match of blackjack; Theo overplayed .
- The first few shots went wonderfully, but Robin overplayed the last and lost.
To exaggerate; to state or claim too much.
- I think it is overstating matters to say that an hour online is spending all night on the computer.
- He was suggested not to overstate at the interview.