Definition of exagerate
1. exaggerate [ v ] to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
Examples: tended to romanticize and exaggerate this ``gracious Old South'' imagery"
(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)
At_the_same_time , there is a good_deal of self congratulation at attending a good college - they are even inclined to exaggerate its not inconsiderable virtues - and they express pleasure at the cozy in-group feeling that the college generates .
(U.S. Reports. Volume 364. Cases Adjudged in the...)
His claim was therefore `` so highly exaggerated '' , the Department concluded , that it `` cast doubt upon his veracity and , consequently , upon his sincerity and good_faith '' .Synonyms exaggerate magnify hyperbolize overdraw amplify hyerbolise overstate Related Terms understate misinform boast overemphasize embroider exaggeration exaggeration
2. exaggerate [ v ] do something to an excessive degree
Examples: : "He overdid it last night when he did 100 push-ups"
(Frank Murphy, "New Southern Fiction: Urban or Ag...)
Truman_Capote is still reveling in Southern_Gothicism , exaggerating the old Southern legends into something beautiful and grotesque , but as unreal as - or even more unreal than - yesterday .Synonyms exaggerate overdo Related Terms make overpraise overleap oversimplify exaggeration
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