Definition of over-report in English:



  • Report (an event or instance of something) with disproportionately great frequency or emphasis.

    ‘newspapers over-reported sexual offences’
    • ‘The danger, he warns, is over-reporting of U.S. engineering jobs being outsourced overseas, which discourages young people from pursuing engineering careers.’
    • ‘I tend to over-report every story, as a glance at my desk demonstrates.’
    • ‘While over-reporting attacks may create the impression that the campaign is more negative than it really is, under-representing attacks may make it more difficult for voters to see distinctions between candidates.’
    • ‘It may also be the case that men tend to over-report female initiation given interactionist pressures to ‘do gender’ and therefore constitute their own desirability during interviews.’
    • ‘In both the work done in Wiltshire and in the work that we did at the Game Conservancy Trust, we found over-reporting of the hunt culls by farmers.’
    • ‘It seems to me that this confirms the theory that the press over-reports stories that play into pre-existing tropes and stereotypes about a candidate and ignore potential stories that don't.’
    • ‘The 22 page study documents that despite the decrease in youth-perpetrated crime - down by 33% nationwide since 1993 - newspapers over-reported youth crime, giving the opposite impression.’
    • ‘But nothing seems to be as powerful an opiate as an extended court case - massively over-reported by the media - of some quite insignificant individual who has fallen foul of the law.’
    • ‘He feels that the community agrees it was over-reported.’
    • ‘This again relies on physician-reported behavior and is likely to be over-reported; furthermore, teaching of TSE does not mean that patients regularly or correctly perform the examination.’
    • ‘Sophos believes that mass-mailing viruses can easily become over-reported, especially in statistics derived from email gateway detections alone.’
    • ‘The issue of over-reporting of ‘actual’ poor health has been addressed elsewhere.’
    • ‘The city is relatively secure, apart from a tiny minority of die-hards who insist on directing the occasional rockets at you but in all honesty, the violence is over-reported.’
    • ‘Rape of women is under-reported, not over-reported.’
    • ‘The Chief of Police berates the media for over-reporting that terrible case.’
    • ‘And I think there has been a little bit of over-reporting, for one reason or another, of this.’
    • ‘The newspaper effectively refused to report on the candidate's moral viewpoints, even though it did not hesitate to over-report any issue going against the opposition.’
    • ‘In fact, others argue that IE's security flaws are over-reported in the media simply because of IE's popularity.’
    • ‘I would say crime. There's a real concern about criminal activity in Edmonton but I think that it's over-reported.’
    • ‘I suspect its saturation coverage of the whole event had more to do with proximity than strategy; CNN invariably over-reports any story originating near its Atlanta studios.’