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Definition 1: to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth - [verb of communication]

Samples where exaggerate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery

Synonyms for exaggerate in the sense of this definition

(exaggerate is a kind of ...) give false or misleading information to

(... is a kind of exaggerate ) place special or excessive emphasis on

"I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book"

(... is a kind of exaggerate ) show off

(... is a kind of exaggerate ) add details to

Samples where exaggerate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups

Synonyms for exaggerate in the sense of this definition

(exaggerate is a kind of ...) engage in

"make love, not war" "make an effort" "do research" "do nothing" "make revolution"

(... is a kind of exaggerate ) praise excessively

(... is a kind of exaggerate ) simplify to an excessive degree

"Don't oversimplify the problem"

(... is a kind of exaggerate ) defeat (oneself) by going too far

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