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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

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. Angel Cabrera:

    The impact it's going to have is hard to exaggerate, this will be seen as perhaps the biggest economic development event in the history of this region.

  2. 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.

  3. Katherine Helmond:

    I don't think it's lurid, daytime soaps go into areas - lesbianism, married nuns, a woman in love with a priest - that would not be touched in prime time. And they're super-serious. We just take real situations and exaggerate them.

  4. Matthew Arnold:

    It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    This is someone whos likely to exaggerate the dangerous impulses of the president towardbelligerence, his proclivity to act without thinking, and his love of conspiracy theories, and Ill, you know, just add one data point to what you were talking about earlier, John Bolton 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 Obama administration.


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