What are some alternative words for exaggerate?

Synonyms for exaggerate
ɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪt

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term exaggerate.

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. big

    Submitted by anonymous on November 9, 2020  
  2. 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 for "exaggerate":

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

How to pronounce exaggerate?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say exaggerate in sign language?

  1. exaggerate

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#2479enlarge
#3129expand
#6612strain
#29947magnify
#36507amplify
#38823inflate
#46777heighten
#52027exaggerate
#58282overestimate
#73071overstate
#80648overdo
#185425overemphasize
#237497overdraw
#252359oversell

How to use exaggerate in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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. Heidi Beirich:

    They don’t provide their membership lists. They’re not going to tell us or, if they give us numbers, they exaggerate.

  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.

Images & Illustrations of exaggerate

  1. exaggerate
    exaggerate
    exaggerate
    exaggerate
    exaggerate

Translations for exaggerate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for exaggerate »

Translation

Find a translation for the exaggerate synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these exaggerate synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "exaggerate." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 14 Apr. 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/exaggerate>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for exaggerate?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    A synonym for "subterranean"
    • A. surface
    • B. overt
    • C. overhead
    • D. ulterior

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for exaggerate:

    Synonyms.com

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.