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  Definition of exaggerate
  1. to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South'' imagery"
  2. do something to an excessive degree; "He overdid it last night when he did 100 push-ups"
Similar Words: overstate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyerbolise, magnify, amplify, overdo

 

Hyponyms: overemphasize, overemphasise, overstress, boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade, embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise, overpraise, oversimplify, overleap

 

Derivational Morphology: exaggeration, overstatement, magnification, hyperbole

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: zmadhoj   Arabic: بالغ  
Dutch: overdrijven   Finnish: liioitella  
French: exagérer   German: übertreiben  
Greek: υπερβάλλω   Hebrew: להגזים  
Icelandic: Ýkja   Italian: esagerare  
Japanese: 誇張する   Korean: 과장하십시요  
Polish: wyolbrzymiać   Russian: преувиличивать  
Spanish: exagerar   Swedish: överdriva  
Turkish: abartmak  
 
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