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Synonyms for exaggerate
ɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify(verb)

    to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

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

    Synonyms:
    blow up, amplify, hyperbolise, enlarge, overdraw, expand, overdo, hyperbolize, inflate, overstate, magnify

  2. overdo, exaggerate(verb)

    do something to an excessive degree

    "He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups"

    Synonyms:
    amplify, hyperbolise, overdraw, overdo, hyperbolize, overstate, magnify

Wiktionary

  1. exaggerate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    overexaggerate

  2. exaggerate(verb)

    To overstate, to describe more than is fact.

    Synonyms:
    overexaggerate

    Antonyms:
    downplay, understate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exaggerate

    Synonyms:
    amplify, enlarge, heighten, magnify, overstate, overdraw, strain, overpaint, overestimate

    Antonyms:
    disparage, attenuate, palliate, understate, underestimate, lenity, mitigate, soften, qualify, modify

Editors Contribution

  1. boasts

    to talk or write about oneself or something related to oneself in a proud or self-admiring way.

    ''she boasts a host of amazing talents''

    Submitted by rosiesusan.kirk on June 15, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. exaggerate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    overstate, heighten, amplify, overcharge, strain, stretch, overstrain, caricature, overcolor, depict extravagantly, color too highly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. exaggerate(v)

    Synonyms:
    overstate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    overstate, overdo, overestimate, overemphasize, inflate, overact, oversell

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How to use exaggerate in a sentence?

  1. Adrian Hill:

    We did not exaggerate anything. We're not backtracking at all from the 80 %.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    Our ad simply uses his own language, his own words...those are his words not mine, I didn't exaggerate a single thing.

  3. Tatyana Gordina:

    There were no threats made by Ivan Savvidis, especially not involving the use of a weapon, during yesterday’s match, there was an emotional walk out onto the field, probably a breach of sporting regulations, and nothing more. Most of the headlines in the Greek press exaggerate the facts.

  4. Daniel Pinkston:

    They have an incentive to exaggerate their capabilities -- particularly for their domestic audience -- to demonstrate awe and power, but we don't know the exact capabilities.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    This is someone whos likely to exaggerate the dangerous impulses of the president towardbelligerence, John Boltons proclivity to act without thinking, and John Boltons love of conspiracy theories, and Ill, you know, just add one data point to what you were talking about earlier, John Boltons once suggested on Fox News that the Russian hack of the DNC [ Democratic National Committee ] was a false flag operation that had been conducted by the Barack Obama administration.


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