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Synonyms for exaggerate
ɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪtex·ag·ger·ate

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  1. exaggerateverb


  2. exaggerateverb

    To overstate, to describe more than is fact.


    downplay, understate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exaggerate

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplifyverb

    to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

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

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

  2. overdo, exaggerateverb

    do something to an excessive degree

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

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

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. exaggerateverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. exaggerateverb


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "exaggerate":

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

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How to use exaggerate in a sentence?

  1. Ian Rintoul:

    Things have just come to a head. It's impossible to exaggerate the real fears that people have for their safety and for their lives.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Kate Fan:

    We hear a lot of stories about New York being unsafe, but we feel like people sometimes exaggerate safety issues.

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